Unwrapping God’s Gifts this New Year

    I suppose a predictable blog post for the New Year would be about resolutions and making positive changes in your life –healthier behavior, more prudent decisions, self-control, breaking bad habits, etc. But this is a different kind of year. We’ve all been “incarcerated” for the past ten months and we may have learned someContinue reading “Unwrapping God’s Gifts this New Year”

The Bridge

I so loved curating the Advent Blog for 2020. And I am hoping you enjoyed following this year. “Irrational Season” really captured all of what 2020 brought us. Thank you to all of the 27 different voices who shared their poetry, music, thoughts, vignettes, and prayers this year. We are so very blessed that youContinue reading “The Bridge”

It’s Christmas Eve

Madeline L’Engle’s book The Irrational Season has been the basis of this year’s Advent blog. As Advent ends and we welcome the Christ Child, I share these words, and also some words of thanks. This is an irrational season…and God is irrational. Who would think God, almighty God, would choose to touch down in our world, comingContinue reading “It’s Christmas Eve”

Heart and Hope

Our heart……that physical organ that beats within us Pumping blood through a network of arteries and veins called our cardiovascular system. Not my words and quite a mouthful but an apt description of this life-giving organ Shared by official sources that define the meaning of words. But we can also picture our hearts existing inContinue reading “Heart and Hope”

Are you Ready?

Luke’s story – a story about how God, in Jesus Christ, has touched the pain of the world in a new and wondrous and transfiguring way – begins with a priest. With a priest in the temple: Then there appeared to Zechariah an angel of the Lord, standing at the right side of the altar of incense. (LukeContinue reading “Are you Ready?”

Alright

We’ve spent a week at the Jersey Shore every summer for the last 17 years. We were so grateful when we found out it would be okay to return this year. The transmission rate of the virus was lower, and we could do the same social distancing there, as we were doing here. It wasContinue reading “Alright”

Great are You Lord

Almighty God, you are the source of our everything. We are eternally grateful. Here is a beautiful rendition of Great Are You Lord! Here are the lyrics: You give life, You are loveYou bring light to the darknessYou give hope, You restoreEvery heart that is brokenAnd great are You, LordIt’s Your breath in our lungsSoContinue reading “Great are You Lord”

Finding Comfort In Where You Are… And Not Knowing Where You Will End Up

Yesterday, I was pondering over how Mary must have felt when she was told by an Angel that she was the favored one to bear Jesus Christ. Her life was definitely transformed and changed forever. She had no frame of reference to lean on, or a Mother’s guidebook for rearing the Christ child. She didn’tContinue reading “Finding Comfort In Where You Are… And Not Knowing Where You Will End Up”

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