While preparing the soil for planting in our Food Bank garden, it occurred to me, preparing the soil, planting and caring for our spiritual garden is exactly the same as for a physical garden. Rejoice in the productivity produced from preparation.
This Holy Week listen to The Golgotha Experience by Poor Bishop Hooper and ask, “What does it means to be
Every person is worthy in the eyes of God, because the presence of God is within everyone. We need only
Do you find it difficult to be dependent upon someone else? I do; but I’m learning that it is a
Allie Pleiter, a prolific romance writer, is also a magnificent speaker who conceived the idea of The Chunky Method following her son’s tragic illness. Since then, she has gone on to expand her method from writers, to anyone who needs a method for habitual creative productivity.
Our differences make the whole beautiful. An artist selects stone of the best color, shape and size for the purpose of the whole. It is more than a puzzle where each piece is predetermined. It is a matter of selection. The Church is the same as a mosaic. It is only in the beautiful combination of different talents and spiritual gifts that the whole functions as a work of art that speaks to heart and soul.
Do you suffer from SADs, Seasonal Affective Disorder? I do. It’s terrible. During light depravation, such as weeks of fog and cloud cover, I find it very difficult to rise above the black tide of depression that threatens to overwhelm. But then the sun shines, and suddenly all is well with the world again. In times of darkness let’s keep praying and striving to remember who the real light is. God’s light follows darkness.
How are your resolutions going? Did you even make any resolutions? Hebrews 12:1 tells us to “run with perseverance, the race that is set before us.” It isn’t necessarily what we do, it’s that we feel called to do it and that we persevere toward it, that matters. God will use whatever resolution we are called toward as a tool for good.
We sing The Twelve Days of Christmas and laugh as we confuse our ladies dancing with our maids-a-milking but do
Traditions endure as heart-connections between and amongst the generations. Yet, there is also room for making new ones, especially in times where change is called for. For us, the restrictions imposed by COVID have enriched our lives, making us more aware of our blessings and encouraging us to adapt in ways that have strengthened our relationships.