God’s Mercies

God’s mercies are new every day and happen in the most unexpected ways. Early one morning, I stepped out of my car at work and caught my breath. A brilliant yellow-orange sun was just glowing over the horizon. “How beautiful,” I whispered to myself as I reached for my phone to take a photo toContinue reading “God’s Mercies”

Amaryllis and me…

A tale from a long ago mind and place wove a story for anyone who would listen. A tale of longing, waiting, persistent love. A story of a shy, young shepherdess, Amaryllis. A young girl, who, through her daily life guiding, cajoling, leading her flock, met a young and, we hear, very handsome and strongContinue reading “Amaryllis and me…”

Have Hope

Sometimes it’s difficult to find evidence for hope in God’s world; in God’s Word, in God’s church, in God’s people, yes, there are signs aplenty – including in that which is imperfect.  But in God’s world – a place so chaotic, so corrupted, so flawed, divided and secularized?  Where do we look to remember thatContinue reading “Have Hope”

Winter Arrives

We have entered the season of short days, and long dark nights.  Dark nights can be hard.  But they can also be good.  I used to really dislike the darkness until I came upon the saying,  “it is better to light a candle, than to curse the darkness”.  It’s so true.  Curling up with aContinue reading “Winter Arrives”

Amaryllis for the Afternoon

As Sunday is our day to share music to soothe our souls, this was passed along by Elaine Seigel, who supported my late grandmother. She shared prayers and cared for my grandmother Loretta in such a special way, as my grandmother was overwhelmed at the time by taking care of her husband with Parkinson’s Disease.Continue reading “Amaryllis for the Afternoon”

Advent Begets Patience

Isaiah 40:31 says, “They who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength. They shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.” Today, as I listened to Mendelssohn’s “I Waited for the Lord “…  (I waited for the Lord, he inclined unto me…he heard myContinue reading “Advent Begets Patience”

Waiting upon the Lord

“But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.”Isaiah 40:31 (KJV) My boyfriend and I moved into our new apartment in Fort Lee, NJ on November 19th, 2021.  It was a very hecticContinue reading “Waiting upon the Lord”

The Fragrance

But thanks be to God who in Christ always leads us in triumphal procession, and through us spreads in every place the fragrance that comes from knowing him.  2 Corinthians 2:14 When I saw the theme for this year’s Advent blog, I realized I don’t know much about amaryllis plants.  I know they are beautiful,Continue reading “The Fragrance”

As Mary Moves On…

From that fateful dayOf a special kind of impregnationWhen she first knows,BelievesThat the seed of a life  Has been plantedHas taken holdOf her body  Of her mind Of her spirit As Mary moves on.. Into day after dayOf a not necessarily special kind of gestation That pulsesThat flows That throbsIn the pleasure of knowingIn theContinue reading “As Mary Moves On…”

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