Do you feel like me???

It’s been a long twelve months, right?  We somehow made it through last spring and then summer didn’t seem so bad.  We got out of our homes, took walks, went to parks, and got some good fresh air.  Then fall arrived; my favorite time of year.  The smells of the leaves, the crispness in theContinue reading “Do you feel like me???”

Tiny Practice: Catch a Sunset

A tiny practice to build an appreciation in all of the glory of God around you….catch a sunset. I try to always look out my window about 15 minutes before the time of sunset. I can tell if the sunset will be a good one. Some of the best sunsets happen with lots of cloudsContinue reading “Tiny Practice: Catch a Sunset”

Dancing…

You have turned my mourning into joyful dancing. You have taken away my clothes of mourning and clothed me with joy, that I might sing praises to you and not be silent. O LORD my God, I will give you thanks forever! Psalm 30:11-12 Some years ago at my daughter’s wedding coming off the danceContinue reading “Dancing…”

Here I am, Lord

I, the Lord of sea and sky,I have heard my people cry.All who dwell in dark and sinMy hand will save. I who made the stars of night,I will make their darkness bright.Who will bear my light to them?Whom shall I send? Here I am, Lord. Is it I, Lord?I have heard you calling inContinue reading “Here I am, Lord”

Sitting in the Presence of God

Some of you looking at this photo might recognize where it was taken. It was taken last March, before New York City shutdown, during the Women’s Retreat at America’s Keswick. I have it on my vision board from the activity some of you might have participated in last year.   The photo is of the smallContinue reading “Sitting in the Presence of God”

“Worth the Struggle”

We also boast in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not disappoint us, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit that has been given to us. Romans 5: 3-4   I admit grappling endlessly with this year’s Lenten Blog theme andContinue reading ““Worth the Struggle””

Growing in Faith

Do not react but act. Look to the Lord with faith and hope. Trust and obey. Seek his words: “The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?” *   Keep going crooked until you can go straight.  Continue reading “Growing in Faith”

Tiny Practice: Saying the Jesus Prayer

The Jesus Prayer was preached frequently by Dr. Arthur Caliandro, Senior Minister of Marble Collegiate Church from 1984 to 2009 when he retired.   It recently came back into my life when Mysteries of the Jesus Prayer was aired on PBS, which re-sparked my interest in it and Arthur’s teachings.  Subsequently, two written sermons that wereContinue reading “Tiny Practice: Saying the Jesus Prayer”

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