“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.
I stand condemned by a friend who accuses me of white privilege and ignorance, therefore of racism. All people are children of God. It is ignorance, not intent, that harms. We must learn from each other.
In this time of enlightenment and sorrow surrounding the death of George Floyd and the continuation of Covid 19, let us pray.
Who would have thought that a pandemic and electronic connections would return us to the early church. Yet, if you