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”

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”

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!”

The Dark Before the Dawn

Melancholy The Art Institute of Chicago Odilon Redon, 1876 The past year has not been easy by any stretch of the imagination.  And so, we arrive at yet another Holy Saturday from within our own tombs.  And for so many, we are even deeper in than last year.  Grief, illness, despair, conflict, loneliness, isolation, loss,Continue reading “The Dark Before the Dawn”

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

Maundy Thursday

© Susan Dorothea White The First Supper, 1988 I was given John 13 to read at our service for Maundy Thursday.  “Oh, yup – that one, I got it.” I set it aside. Days later in a tough moment, I randomly opened my Bible for a quick word as I sometimes do, and as itContinue reading “Maundy Thursday”

Storms and Hope

During one of our game drives in the Maasai Mara Preserve in Kenya, the bright blue sky turned dark, and thunderous slate gray clouds gathered on the horizon while the wind howled through the grassy plains on either side of us. A storm was imminent. Our Maasai guide asked if we would like to tryContinue reading “Storms and Hope”

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”

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