Tag: #advent

  • Have Hope

    Sometimes it’s difficult to find evidence for hope in God’s world; in God’s Word, in God’s church, in God’s people, yes, there are signs aplenty – including in that which is imperfect.  But in God’s world – a place so chaotic, so corrupted, so flawed, divided and secularized?  Where do we look to remember that […]

  • Winter Arrives

    We have entered the season of short days, and long dark nights.  Dark nights can be hard.  But they can also be good.  I used to really dislike the darkness until I came upon the saying,  “it is better to light a candle, than to curse the darkness”.  It’s so true.  Curling up with a […]

  • 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 season […]

  • Amaryllis for the Afternoon

    As Sunday is our day to share music to soothe our souls, this was passed along by Elaine Seigel, who supported my late grandmother. She shared prayers and cared for my grandmother Loretta in such a special way, as my grandmother was overwhelmed at the time by taking care of her husband with Parkinson’s Disease. […]

  • Advent Begets Patience

    Isaiah 40:31 says, “They who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength. They shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.” Today, as I listened to Mendelssohn’s “I Waited for the Lord “…  (I waited for the Lord, he inclined unto me…he heard my […]

  • Waiting upon the Lord

    “But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.”Isaiah 40:31 (KJV) My boyfriend and I moved into our new apartment in Fort Lee, NJ on November 19th, 2021.  It was a very hectic […]

  • As Mary Moves On…

    From that fateful dayOf a special kind of impregnationWhen she first knows,BelievesThat the seed of a life  Has been plantedHas taken holdOf her body  Of her mind Of her spirit As Mary moves on.. Into day after dayOf a not necessarily special kind of gestation That pulsesThat flows That throbsIn the pleasure of knowingIn the […]

  • Mary

    A poem of the amazing story of Mary.

  • Breaking News

    And if it please thee, let it be so that I put onthe mind of Mary.From:  Putting on the Mind of MaryBeth A. Gery Mary, mere budding floweret in your innocence, youwere the first one to hear the news and believe – refusing todismiss it as a fanciful burst of inspiration springing forthfrom your own […]

  • Season of Light (Bulbs) 

    “God provides the electricity but you’ve got to turn on the switch.” I heard this clever quip recently and it is indeed a great analogy.  However – at least in my experience -sometimes merely turning on a switch doesn’t do the trick.  Sometimes you need a whole new bulb. Just a couple weeks ago, five […]