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

Tiny Practice: Embrace the Uncertainty with Grace

In the past year, we have experienced lots of uncertainty. But throughout our lives, uncertainty will be alongside our journeys. Maybe we should take a different approach… “Embrace uncertainty. Some of the most beautiful chapters in our lives won’t have a title until much later.” — Bob Goff Shared by Marcie Doll

My Song is Love Unknown

Written by Samuel Crossman in 1664. My song is love unknown, My Saviour’s love to me;Love to the loveless shown,That they might lovely be.O who am I,That for my sakeMy Lord should takeFrail flesh and die? He came from His blest throneSalvation to bestow;But men made strange, and noneThe longed-for Christ would know:But O! my Friend, MyContinue reading “My Song is Love Unknown”

Transitioning to Holy Week

“Let me fall if I must. The one I will become will catch me.” Baal Shem Tov Transitions are messy. Holy Week starts with the promise and jubilation of Palm Sunday. And then, Holy Week turns dark and tragic. But, we know the ending. Friday’s darkness turns into Sunday’s light. The week ends in Alleluia!Continue reading “Transitioning to Holy Week”

Tiny Practice: Smell the Flowers

“Flowers grow out of dark moments.” Corita Kent Be sure to take a moment in the next few weeks as the Cherry Blossom-blossoms, the Tulips–sprout, the Daffodils–wander in the wind, or even the lowly Dandelion’s seeds blow away, to smell the flowers of spring. The smell of flowers heals the soul. Marcie Doll

A Little Joy and Encouragement

As you probably know by now, music brings me so much joy in life. And I am open to music of many different genres…I hope that music will always bring me joy as much as the man in the checkered shirt in this video. In some of life’s darkest times, I look to some ofContinue reading “A Little Joy and Encouragement”

The Mission/How Great Though Art

On this Sunday, I share a beautiful combination of two favorites…and different versions. Today, there is much to pray for and I ask you to pray as you listen to music from the late Ennio Morricone, who passed away in July of 2020. Shared by Marcie Doll

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