Moved to Tears

Today in church, I was moved to crying during this song. I have heard before and always have the same reaction. Palm Sunday is such an emotionally potent day. Imagine being Jesus, you arrive to Jerusalem, the people are waving palm fronds at you, laying down their garments for your lowly donkey to walk over,Continue reading “Moved to Tears”

Writing Doldrums

I have been uninspired to write. This is unlike me, because I love to write. I love to share the messages that God gives to me. He is still sending the words, and I’m still receiving them, but….. I don’t know. Today after duking it out with a seller on Ebay and then getting aContinue reading “Writing Doldrums”

The Wishing Machine

Today as I hold tight onto a prayer request, hoping that Jesus will push this one through, I am reminded and have confessed to; that God is not a wishing machine. We cannot go to Him when we have exhausted all earthly attempts at solving the issue. He must be our FIRST line of defense.Continue reading “The Wishing Machine”

Your own mission statement

About eight years ago I was taking a class at the local Unitarian church. It was called: “What do you believe.” It was very informative and from a Christian view, it really helped me understand what I believed, why, and how I could back it up. We were asked to write a “mission statement” whichContinue reading “Your own mission statement”

New Year, New Pieces

I have on occasion, written for a local church newsletter. I always included scripture with a small story or musing about life; mine or just in general. I am continuing this tradition, going forward here. Enjoy and please comment if you are so inclined! My desk faces the front yard of my home. We haveContinue reading “New Year, New Pieces”

Pieces of our heart

I’ve been in semi-regular contact with a dear friend I’ve never met. We attempt to talk a few times a month, catching up; and my favorite – praying together. We “met” through an online prayer request page. I told her this afternoon, that when summer comes, I’m driving out to her house with my swimsuitContinue reading “Pieces of our heart”

Psalm Pieces

I have always loved Psalm 42:1 As the deer pants for water, so I long for you, O¬†God. What a beautiful, visual reminder of our love for God, how we strive to become closer to Him. Where do you go for spiritual guidance? I love to walk in nature, surrounded by trees, water, blue skiesContinue reading “Psalm Pieces”

Pieces of Recovery

A little over three weeks ago I had my left knee replaced. It’s been quite a recovery process. Today is the first day that I am motivated. The previous days and weeks have been ‘forced.’ PT cracks the whip and my husband reminds me that I must do more than I think I can, andContinue reading “Pieces of Recovery”

Pieces to Pray

Do you pray every day? With your morning coffee or before bed? Do you have a “prayer closet?” (a private, quiet place where you go specifically to pray). Do you use contemplative prayer or meditation? Maybe you journal or write poetry. Color or create art? Sing, lifting your voice to God? There is no specificContinue reading “Pieces to Pray”