Pieces of Change

I have never considered myself a particular religion.  I was baptized and confirmed “Lutheran,” but haven’t attended a Lutheran church in 40 years! Spent four years with the Unitarian Universalist church, meeting amazing people who challenged my beliefs.  Met a new friend who invited me to her church; Episcopalian, new to me, but also similarContinue reading “Pieces of Change”

Pieces of Friendship

Jesus was friends with many people and in our quest to be more like Him, we share our life with friends also. There are many variations of the bible; versions such as King James or the Living Bible, Good News, etc., but until today I had never heard of The Message.  I love how itContinue reading “Pieces of Friendship”

Pieces of garland

When Jesus was born in a lowly manger, there was no garland, no star for the tree, in fact, no decorations, because it wasn’t Christmas yet.  The people may have celebrated a new year, but it was mostly turning the pages of time. To me, garland is grand, sparkling, festive and very shiny.  Jesus deservedContinue reading “Pieces of garland”

Pieces of Grace

Grace is the foundation of our faith and daily strength.  What then, does it mean to “live in grace”? For me, it is to be like-minded with Christ, to want what He wants for me, not the other way around.  It’s so easy for us to let time slip, days pass without opening our Bible,Continue reading “Pieces of Grace”

Pieces to Remember

My 88 year old MIL passed away a few weeks ago.  It’s been so hard.  Even knowing she was called home to be with Jesus and is sitting with her Heavenly Father, reunited with family, friends and pets – doesn’t make it easier on this end. That’s the irony of death.  They’ve moved on andContinue reading “Pieces to Remember”

The Greatest Love

1 Corinthians 13:13 And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love. The journey of cancer has made me very reflective.  I am free, healing, solemn and a garden-variety-of-words that face me each day. Prior to cancer I was a “talk radio” person, I rarely listened to music, preferringContinue reading “The Greatest Love”

Pieces of Truth

When we were little kids, we often had to “fess up” for something we said or did that wasn’t right or nice.  Our parents usually instigated the apology or retribution. Our Heavenly Father does this with His grown up kids too.  He pushes on our conscience until we know what has to be done.  WeContinue reading “Pieces of Truth”

Comparing Sin

I believe, as human beings, it’s easier for us to compare sin than deal with our own.  You may think the sin of another is far worse than yours; after all, you didn’t have to do jail time or go through an ugly divorce.  All you did was A, B or C. In my ownContinue reading “Comparing Sin”

2014 Pieces

I found my first “Pieces Journal,” dated January 22, 2014.  It seems so long ago, but it also shows me the walk I’ve taken along Jesus; is just a moment a time, and my faith has continued to grow; year after year.  I’d like to share with you some of the earlier “scraps of paper,Continue reading “2014 Pieces”

Forgiveness

Much is written and talked about regarding “forgiveness.”  It’s a difficult concept for the human being to comprehend, all situations that need forgiveness are difficult.  It’s AS hard to forgive, as it is to be forgiven. My Christian walk had been littered with plenty of unforgiveness, until through bible study and my own personal devotion,Continue reading “Forgiveness”