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
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.
“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.