Be Strong. Be Courageous.

“Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.” Deuteronomy 31:6 As my family settled into our Christmas Dinner for 2021, we heard one of the Amaryllis topple over and crash onto the granite countertop.Continue reading “Be Strong. Be Courageous.”

Our Hope Has Come

Merry Christmas! Joy to the World! On this Christmas Day in 2021, there is so much to wish for, to hope for, and to long for…. Jesus was not born in a time of peace, he was born to save us and this world. We need him more than ever this year. May the loveContinue reading “Our Hope Has Come”

The Bells are (Almost) Ringing

This Christmas Eve, I share some pictures and music to calm your soul… If you need a place to worship from home this Christmas Eve, at 6:30 pm EST, you can stream from our church, Marble Collegiate in New York City. If you cannot make it at 6:30, you can stream the service at anytime….Continue reading “The Bells are (Almost) Ringing”

Walk in the Light

Shared by Rev. Brittany Juliette Hanlin “Walk in the light(walk in the light)Beautiful light(beautiful light)Come where the dewdrops of mercy shine bright(Oh Lord)Shine all around us by day and by nightOh oh oh oh, Jesus is the light of the world…”          Advent is a season of watching and waiting, but it also a seasonContinue reading “Walk in the Light”

Sunday Music for Advent

On Sundays, we take a break to listen to the music of the season of Advent. This week, I share some unique versions of the Advent standard, O Come, O Come Emmanuel. May the music bring you some peace and remind you of the importance of this special Advent. Shared by Marcie Doll

Grow

Garden of Your Mind What are you growingin the garden of your mind –what do you waternourish, feed?Do you plant seeds of forgiveness,of love,or do you fertilize weeds of angerresentment, fear?What are you growingin the garden of your heart?Do you allow sunshine to reach dark painin the corners of your heart –Do you allow tearsContinue reading “Grow”

Happy Easter! He is Risen! Rejoice!

Lord, we lift our hearts to you. As the dawn breaks, may we carry the unity we share into every moment knowing that we are one with the risen Christ. Lord, we lift our eyes to you. As the sunrises, may this moment stay with us, reminding us to look for the beautiful colors ofContinue reading “Happy Easter! He is Risen! Rejoice!”

Were you There?

On this Good Friday, I share very different versions of the song, “Were you There?” The African American Spiritual is attributed to a few different people, but it has been around much longer than when it was first published in 1899. Only God knows…. Shared by Marcie Doll

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