|The Academy Awards Ceremony for Saints
A parable by r.e.joyce
The night fills with the sparkle and glamour of God’s heaven. Each star in the sky exceeds the next in beauty and splendor. The faithful arrive from all around the globe dressed in the magnificence of their standing and all are awe-struck at the wonders of the evening. They parade into the great hall with anticipation and in marvelous laughter and joy. This will be the event of the decade – of the century – of the millennia!
Those who have shown their worth in the Kingdom of God will be honored! The saints who have carried the torch of Christ will be held high. What wonders will be seen this night!
Behind the grand theater, in the darkness and the debris of the world sits a lonely beggar too ill to rise and beg alms. His life hurts but it is just another day. The commotion fills his ears but has not moved his heart or mind. There is just the night and nothing more.
Silently, almost timid, a young street urchin approaches the lonely beggar. She seems to know and feel his pain. Her approach is filled with caution not to disturb or injure this lonely one anymore. Sitting beside him she reaches within the folds of her tattered skirt and pulls out a crust of bread. This she quietly offers to the man who, with tear soaked eyes, takes his meal for the night…
|The night is filled with joy and merriment. Gold and accolades are poured out upon those attending the gala celebration. All feel they had truly witnessed the most wonderful event on earth!
For years to come, on shelves throughout the world, there will be golden statues to show the wonders of lives and the accomplishments of man.
The true prize will be consumed and passed on each day in hopes of filling one more soul with the joy and peace of Our Lord. Look always for the inner gifts and you will know His peace.
|A parable is a short tale that illustrates universal truth, one of the simplest of narratives. It sketches a setting, describes an action, and shows the results. It often involves a character facing a moral dilemma, or making a questionable decision and then suffering the consequences. Though the meaning of a parable is often not explicitly stated, the meaning is not usually intended to be hidden or secret but on the contrary quite straightforward and obvious.
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We were approached by a rather dusty old gentleman who stated flatly in a west Texas drawl, that he “found the scrolls while looking for gold”. His only requirement was to be left alone and that any money could be left at the Western Union station for his eventual return to civilization.
They were parchments dating far back in history and they related tales that filled our staff with excitement. Our happiness was so great that we chose a pen name commensurate – This is the 5th transcription of the works we have been given under the name of r.e.joyce. We hope you rejoice too!
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Please accept this collection of prose and poetry, capturing moments of insight that have found life within my writings as a gift of love. The gathering of imagery combined with the scratch of the quill on parchment, fulfill the moments of grace I have experienced.
This is the scrapbook of my mind and as such takes on no formal story arch but haphazardly spills out onto the pages. I make no excuse for the yearnings of my heart or the unstructured outpourings of my mind. I only know that these moments hold for me an opening to the reason for life – Love.
Love is the doorway beyond the amalgamation of energy and matter, opening up to something more – something beyond. When all else seems to fit into a nice cubbyhole of science explained, love bursts through and imagines life beyond, continuing into forever for a purpose.
May just one of these thoughts from my wondering mind fill your heart and soul with the joy I find in my creator and grace you with the gift of love.
William C. Joyce III, Founder
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Vision Management has provided community service and organizational consulting for over 25 years. Whether we are working for small or large corporations, Vision Management places “Value Add” as the key measurement for success. Each engagement is measured to provide value to the company and the community. Internal project opportunities have been measured by the added value we can deliver to the community. It is this measurement that Vision Management believes will assure proper use of our valuable resources and empowers other community leaders to participate in qualified projects.
|Bill Joyce is a visionary and Crowdfunding pioneer. Bill’s accounting, finance, and international banking background has served him well in both the banking and computer industries, where his primary focus was on organizational development and project management. Bill remains engaged in development of team solutions for small and entrepreneurial opportunities. Bill is the founder of CrowdFund Roundup and Vision Management. Bill is often sought out for insight by Crowdfunding industry leaders because of his progressive thinking and his vision for start-up businesses.|
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Wrathe W. Aceing is a pseudonym, an anagram created to remove celebrity from the author, and place the focus on the central message of these adventures and other books contemplated. The “e” is silent. So is the warrior. But the vigilance, while silent, is real.
|Coming 2017||Shadows Within Dark Places
When freedom is threatened
Bill J. releases the first two of his 3 spirituality books
The Care and Feeding of the Mustard Seed and Other Traditions of God’s Love for Us
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