Seasons in Our Life

I’m currently in a season of grief. I have been for about two years, but it continues on, as those I love are still dying. It seems endless. I ask God to give me a break, that it would be okay if no one dies for about a year. But I know it won’t lastContinue reading “Seasons in Our Life”

There is no “I” in Jesus

We are our own selves when we don’t have Jesus in our life. We let the ball roll where it may, we take little responsibility, we can keep hate in our heart, it’s not really a pleasant place. But this is where most people are before they are saved/walking a life in faith. Jesus doesContinue reading “There is no “I” in Jesus”

Irony

Yesterday I wrote a little about the various religions. Then later in the day I found a discussion on NPR about religious experiences people had had. It was a little mind-blowing! I think God definitely has a sense of humor and timing! Just as we experience the mundane in our daily lives, so do weContinue reading “Irony”

Live, laugh, love

It’s not just a catchy slogan, although it kind of is! I think it incorporates all the ways in which we need to live (not should). Live with Jesus in your heart, be a good example, pray with abandon. Laugh, because it’s the “best medicine,” and it brings a smile. Love the world, open yourContinue reading “Live, laugh, love”

Prayer Assists

Last year I had my left knee replaced. What a journey that was! I learned to depend on the various assists that were suggested. A walker, physical therapy, the many exercises, learning how to manage stairs and then graduating to a cane. And now, my body moves easily without help. In our prayer life, thereContinue reading “Prayer Assists”

How the Spirit Moves

Each day I sit down to write and I never really know what the subject is. That is the great thing about letting the spirit move you. But how does it happen? I am not a theologian, but I would venture to guess it’s trusting your inner self, the E.T. light that God planted inContinue reading “How the Spirit Moves”

People Who Inspire

I have always followed the teachings of Mother Teresa; well before I was Catholic, her wisdom and love for those who in a ‘lesser than’ position in life has always inspired me. Also Thich Nhat Hanh, a global spiritual leader, poet, and peace activist, renowned for his powerful teachings taught me how to bring peaceContinue reading “People Who Inspire”

Evil in the World

So many tragic events, daily news littered with more shootings, protests, the war in Ukraine, human rights, abuse, complete darkness in the souls of the evil. Where is God in all of this? He is here. He is not the source of evil, and in fact, we each live with “free will,” which in myContinue reading “Evil in the World”

Holy Names

A few years ago, for my own faith studies, I wrote every name and description I could think of to describe God. I ended up with over 40 recipe cards! That didn’t suffice my learning, so I researched each name, really digging into the Bible and “Bible Gateway” (great app/resource)! FATHER Abba, parent, loving, guidance,Continue reading “Holy Names”

God is in the Details

As I look out my window, I see that our Asian Lilacs are “so close,” ready to pop with bloom any minute now! And the fragrance!!! If the computer had smell-o-vision, wouldn’t that be a joy! Have you ever brought flowers from the outside; in? Did you notice the ants crawling around? Oh great, IContinue reading “God is in the Details”