Sunday, November 22, 2015


Penelope Cruz

Rappelez-vous de courage.
Recuerde coraje.
Yūki o wasurenaide kudasai

Danger is required for courage.

There are promises to keep
despite adversity:
"I will not sleep under the roof 
of my house; nor climb into bed;
my eyes will not close 
nor my eyelids flutter down to defeat
in sleep before I find a resting place 
for the promise of the memory 
of the essential essence
of divine presence."

The ark. We heard that it was fruitful

in the field between the trees in the forest.

Let us go to the dwelling place with love.
Let us rejoice with thanksgiving
for the seat of mercy in judgment.

"Rise O light for life. Rise to your resting place

in the heaven under the roof of our sky. 
You and the mighty ark of your promise will attest
to the bounty of our faith."

Let your people be clothed in celebration.

Let the faithful rejoice with jubilation.

"Do not turn away from the face of the Anointed

who suffered the trials of hardship with courage."

An oath has been sworn for the brave.

It will not be broken in truth.

"The fruit of your body 
will sit upon a throne.

"Your children's children

will not be alone
when they keep the covenant
and the testimony  
that truth condones."

The Leader chooses leadership

as the temper for a place in space.
Love for life will be the home 
for habitation.

"I will dwell here 

for I find delight in the light."

Surely, your provisions will be blessed.
The poor will eat in their houses.

Priests will be adored by the horn of salvation.

The instrument will be played for the people with joy.

Valor will flourish there.

Bravery will be adorned with light
from the lamp for the Anointed.

"Your enemies will have to learn from shame,

but this crown will shine to illuminate time."

132 Memento, Domine

1 Lord, remember David, *
and all the hardships he endured;

2 How he swore an oath to the Lord *
and vowed a vow to the Mighty One of Jacob:

3 "I will not come under the roof of my house, *
nor climb up into my bed;

4 I will not allow my eyes to sleep, *
nor let my eyelids slumber;

5 Until I find a place for the Lord, *
a dwelling for the Mighty One of Jacob."

6 "The ark! We heard it was in Ephratah; *
we found it in the fields of Jearim.

7 Let us go to God's dwelling place; *
let us fall upon our knees before his footstool."

8 Arise, O Lord, into your resting-place, *
you and the ark of your strength.

9 Let your priests be clothed with righteousness; *
let your faithful people sing with joy.

10 For your servant David's sake, *
do not turn away the face of your Anointed.

11 The Lord has sworn an oath to David; *
in truth, he will not break it:

12 "A son, the fruit of your body *
will I set upon your throne.

13 If your children keep my covenant
and my testimonies that I shall teach them, *
their children will sit upon your throne for evermore."

14 For the Lord has chosen Zion; *
he has desired her for his habitation:

15 "This shall be my resting-place for ever; *
here will I dwell, for I delight in her.

16 I will surely bless her provisions, *
and satisfy her poor with bread.

17 I will clothe her priests with salvation, *
and her faithful people will rejoice and sing.

18 There will I make the horn of David flourish; *
I have prepared a lamp for my Anointed.

19 As for his enemies, I will clothe them with shame; *
but as for him, his crown will shine."

Saturday, November 14, 2015


Zoe Saldana

Kōfuku no tsuikyū 
ps 16

Defend me, Defender. I take refuge in you.

I have said to the Leadership in the rule of law, 
"You are my Leader, my good above all other."

It is the defense of the right to life 
that makes it worth living.

My delight is for those who defend themselves;
upon those who are noble among the people.

Those who shed human blood for propitiation
will have their troubles multiplied.

Liberty with justice, you are my portion in my cup.
Respect for rights earns my lot.

My boundaries enclose a pleasant place. 
I have good heritage as my legacy.

I will bless the Counselor 
who counsels for goodness.

My heart teaches me to seek justice;
night after night.

I have set moral law
as the objective for my ethics. 

My heart is glad. My spirit rejoices.
My body enjoys the natural measure 
of pleasure for hope.

I will not abandon myself to the grave.
Love will not throw me into the pit.

Your design will show me the path to life.
There is fullness of joy in your presence.

The measure for pleasure is not determined
by pain on any account in any amount. 

Pain is simply a reminder that pleasure 
plays an important part 
in the pursuit of happiness
for the fullness of joy.

16 Conserva me, Domine
1 Protect me, O God, for I take refuge in you; *
I have said to the Lord, "You are my Lord,
my good above all other."
2 All my delight is upon the godly that are in the land, *
upon those who are noble among the people.

3 But those who run after other gods *
shall have their troubles multiplied.
4 Their libations of blood I will not offer, *
nor take the names of their gods upon my lips.

5 O Lord, you are my portion and my cup; *
it is you who uphold my lot.
6 My boundaries enclose a pleasant land; *
indeed, I have a goodly heritage.

7 I will bless the Lord who gives me counsel; *
my heart teaches me, night after night.
8 I have set the Lord always before me; *
because he is at my right hand I shall not fall.

9 My heart, therefore, is glad, and my spirit rejoices; *
my body also shall rest in hope.
10 For you will not abandon me to the grave, *
nor let your holy one see the Pit.
11 You will show me the path of life; *
in your presence there is fullness of joy,
and in your right hand are pleasures for evermore.

Saturday, November 7, 2015


Danica McKellar

Imi o kōchiku 

Unless the house is built in line
with design in time, labor is wasted.

Unless security is provided for the skelter
of shelters in the city, individual vigil
is wasted for those who keep it.

Each day shines for life. Rising is birth.
Work is youth. Twilight is retirement;
sleep, a dark rest from consciousness.

Youth is a gift that improves views
about the news and what we choose.

Marriage requires knowledge of self
in another guise for the wise. Where
was I when I would have said or
will I be there later instead?

Happy are those who use logic
for reason. Statements are the focus
for meaning in conversation. Character
is a component in communication,
but personal attack does not produce
a test for the statements.

Only a hypothesis that is subjected
to experiment by the scientific method
can be considered a product of
experimental science.

Whoever uses reason will not lack
for something to test even when
confrontation seeks to close down
the consideration of production.

Sunday, November 1, 2015


Clare Kramer

Eikō o kanjimasu 

The earth orbits the sun in the solar system
in our place in space among the galaxies of the universe.

The world is all that lies between the earth and sky.

We are the people who dwell therein.

The earth was fashioned with seas.

The currents in the water and air
contrast the solid ground beneath our feet.

"Who cannot ascend the hill to see height?

Let her know that she has the right."

"All those who believe in the right to life;

who have not pledged themselves to falsehood,
who clean their bodies and mind for a pure heart."

They will receive blessings from life;

reward from the Author of design.

Such is the generation of those who feel love;

who seek the face that authored mind.

Lift up your heads for safety amidst risk.

Raise them high to look for the lasting doors.
Let the glory of light shine for your mind.

Who made the sight that cannot be seen? 

The Maker of life is the glory of this sight.

24 Domini est terra

1 The earth is the Lord's and all that is in it, *
the world and all who dwell therein.

2 For it is he who founded it upon the seas *
and made it firm upon the rivers of the deep.

3 "Who can ascend the hill of the Lord? *
and who can stand in his holy place?"

4 "Those who have clean hands and a pure heart, *
who have not pledged themselves to falsehood,
nor sworn by what is a fraud.

5 They shall receive a blessing from the Lord *
and a just reward from the God of their salvation."

6 Such is the generation of those who seek him, *
of those who seek your face, O God of Jacob.

7 Lift up your heads, O gates;
lift them high, O everlasting doors; *
and the King of glory shall come in.

8 "Who is this King of glory?" *
"The Lord, strong and mighty,
the Lord, mighty in battle."

9 Lift up your heads, O gates;
lift them high, O everlasting doors; *
and the King of glory shall come in.

10 "Who is he, this King of glory?" *
"The Lord of hosts,
he is the King of glory."

Monday, October 26, 2015


Abby Sciuto by Pauley Perrette
Super Sciuto Scientific Crime Fighter!

Shōsan o agemasu
I will count my blessings.
I will raise praise for halcyon days.

I will celebrate the divine in design.
Let the observant hear with a sigh.

Proclaim with me the greatness of humility.
Let us exalt in testing statements together.

I sought truth. Measure in understanding was given.
I was delivered from the terror of great error.

Look upon the joy of discovery and be radiant.
Don’t let erroneous prediction get you down.

Learning was the aim for making a statement 
to be tested; not forming a judgment prior to the trial.

The angel’s angle is gratitude for flight to insight.
Deliverance from misconception is our direction.

Taste and see that truth is good.
Happy are those who seek it.

Be the best that you can be 
without severity or laxity.

Even young lions suffer hunger for lack of prey to attack.
Those who look to learn however, suffer no want for 
the desire to reach higher.

Come people. Listen to me. You will learn to seek truth
to find measure in understanding.

Who among you loves life?
Who does not desire long life 
with prosperity for posterity?

Seek to speak with alacrity
for posterity. Choose your words.
Give them flight like birds.

Turn from evil. Do good. 
Seek peace. Pursue it.

Justice lives for those who live 
and love in accordance with law.

Impartiality is impartial for equity.
Objectivity is objective to deter discrimination.

The eagle cries before he flies from the skies
to select a meal for consumption. 

He is not predatory for profit
from killing his own kind. 

Compassion hears the cry of hunger
and acts to alleviate the suffering.

Renewed mind seeks to fix the broken heart.
Fresh spirit renews life for those who were crushed.

A sober mind reflects on many troubles,
but adapts to the situation for improvement.

Deliverance will preserve safety
to prevent bones from being broken.

Death will not be used as a penalty
for those who were falsely convicted.

Restricted time will be the punishment
for those who were guilty of crime.

Civility for civilization will be ransomed.
Those who respect rights will not be guilty.

34 Benedicam Dominum

1 I will bless the Lord at all times; *
his praise shall ever be in my mouth.

2 I will glory in the Lord; *
let the humble hear and rejoice.

3 Proclaim with me the greatness of the Lord; *
let us exalt his Name together.

4 I sought the Lord, and he answered me *
and delivered me out of all my terror.

5 Look upon him and be radiant, *
and let not your faces be ashamed.

6 I called in my affliction and the Lord heard me *
and saved me from all my troubles.

7 The angel of the Lord encompasses those who fear him, *
and he will deliver them.

8 Taste and see that the Lord is good; *
happy are they who trust in him!

9 Fear the Lord, you that are his saints, *
for those who fear him lack nothing.

10 The young lions lack and suffer hunger, *
but those who seek the Lord lack nothing that is good.

11 Come, children, and listen to me; *
I will teach you the fear of the Lord.

12 Who among you loves life *
and desires long life to enjoy prosperity?

13 Keep your tongue from evil-speaking *
and your lips from lying words.

14 Turn from evil and do good; *
seek peace and pursue it.

15 The eyes of the Lord are upon the righteous, *
and his ears are open to their cry.

16 The face of the Lord is against those who do evil, *
to root out the remembrance of them from the earth.

17 The righteous cry, and the Lord hears them *
and delivers them from all their troubles.

18 The Lord is near to the brokenhearted *
and will save those whose spirits are crushed.

19 Many are the troubles of the righteous, *
but the Lord will deliver him out of them all.

20 He will keep safe all his bones; *
not one of them shall be broken.

21 Evil shall slay the wicked, *
and those who hate the righteous will be punished.

22 The Lord ransoms the life of his servants, *
and none will be punished who trust in him.

Sunday, October 18, 2015


Alexa Vega and Carlos Pena

Kaizen o tassei


The design of the universe is infused
with the influence of the Designer.

The universe is not God, yet intervention is achieved
by faith regarding goodness by design.

I thought that if I could just touch
the essence of my face
I could fix the brokenness inside.

Outside it’s like I’m someone else;
looking for the source of sound
from all around my being.

I thought that If I could just look around inside,
I'd leave the search taking nothing but the memory
of the knowledge of that which was found in me.

I came to believe that I needed to
celebrate the evidence of divine energy.

Improvement depends upon the right understanding
of the consistency in that which is constant
and the randomness in that which is variable.

The understanding of constancy
is based on the stability of substance.

Nothing comes from nothing.
Neither does anything return
to being nothing.

The building is built upon the strength of the foundation.
Knowledge about variability extends from the random assembly of matter.

Change comes from cause.

Cause is the catalyst for rearrangment.

Find cause to define solution.

The great expanse of sea has living things
too numerous to number; creatures both
small and large.

There go the minnows.
There is the whale
that was made
for the ‘tale’ of it.

There are the ships
fighting the currents
on course for the destiny
of their destination.

All of them look to providence
for food in due season.

Providence provides.
They gather it.

Design is discovered.
They are filled with good things.

When provision is not found,
fear is formed.

When death occurs,
life is taken.

Spirit is released.
Soul slips away.

Matter changes form.
The source of life
sends forth spirit.

Creation happens.
The face of the earth
is renewed, but reparation
is due for redemption
when life is taken by force.

May the glory of life endure.
May people rejoice in goodness by design.

Let the earth tremble with joy!
Let the volcano explode with delight!

I will sing with faith as long as I live;
I will praise life while I have being.

May these words be pleasing to you:

Rejoice in the precious presence
of Divine Essence!

Yea Yah!

Sunday, October 11, 2015


Selena Gomez

Jiyū o kyōju suru

How long will you wait?
Be gracious with your love.

Who feels the power of your presence?
Who loves the feeling of your power?

Value our time
that we may use our hearts for wisdom.

Be kind from the start of your day;
so we may be glad all the days of our life.

Be glad by the measure of the days
in which we were afflicted and the years
in which we suffered adversity.

Show the work of love to all;
your radiance to our children.

May your grace be with us
with the fruit of our labor
and the products of our love.

90 Domine, refugium
11 Who regards the power of your wrath? *
who rightly fears your indignation?
12 So teach us to number our days *
that we may apply our hearts to wisdom.

13 Return, O Lord; how long will you tarry? *
be gracious to your servants.

14 Satisfy us by your loving-kindness in the morning; *
so shall we rejoice and be glad all the days of our life.

15 Make us glad by the measure of the days that you afflicted us *
and the years in which we suffered adversity.

16 Show your servants your works *
and your splendor to their children.

17 May the graciousness of the Lord our God be upon us; *
prosper the work of our hands;
prosper our handiwork.