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.
“Every valley shall be exalted, and every mountain and hill shall be made low; and the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough places plain.” Isaiah 40:4 Kelly Kruse’s painting opens a way for meditation.
We are each called to be a lighthouse. Stand still. Shine in the darkness, a beacon to all in turmoil. We each need to find the Light of Faith and Hope within. How do you discover the light within yourself? What helps you to reset your hope and joy?
Do your prayers often consist of asking God for help or venting your needs and concerns? The book Joyful Journey: Listening to Immanuel, by E. James Wilder et al, offers a way of harmonious LISTENING prayer rather than TALKING prayer.
Are you finding it hard to focus on someone or something other than your immediate self and family during Covid? During a discussion with my Thursday Ladies’ Prayer Group — on Zoom of course — it occurred to me that isolation, community and prayer all lead to different outlooks.
The lighthouse may be imperfect but the Light of my Lord is always perfect. It always shines, but it is
Did you know that by continually extending love and joy in the presence of anger or affliction that you are building the Kingdom of God here on earth? Just what does 2 Thessalonians 1:3-11 mean in everyday life?
It is exciting to see small towns and small, privately-owned businesses finding new ways to serve in a safe manner. Historic Occoquan, VA , located on the Occoquan River, is alive and well. Be sure to support these small businesses and the local economy. Small privately-owned businesses know that personal service is what counts.