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”

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”

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

The Light that Shines in the Darkness–A Poem About Hope

A poem where light shines in the darkness.

A Safe Place to Land

On Sundays, an inspirational song is shared to lift your spirits and give you hope in these challenging times.

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?”

Love

Love is work. Love is action. Love is a deep, whole                   investment in others. Pay attention to                   how much you’ve hoped,                   how much you’ve cared. You know how to Love. by Tony Angeline, LeCora Okeagu, Agustin Fuentes, Susan Ceely Philips

Quotes on Light and Hope

“I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” – John 8:12 “When you let your own light shine, you unconsciously give others permission to do the same.” – Nelson Mandela “Give light and people will find the way.” – Ella Baker “We must accept finiteContinue reading “Quotes on Light and Hope”

Sunset

This spectacular sunset took my breath away. The sky is ablaze with streaks of pink, orange and violet blue. The glowing tapestry of colors is perfectly reflected in the still waters of the bay outside my friend’s house where he and his wife are hunkered down by themselves away from friends and family this holidayContinue reading “Sunset”

It is Well with my Soul

For our Sunday musical reflection this week, we will be highlighting a favorite hymn of so many, “It is Well with my Soul.”  As we go through dark times in our lives, for many this hymn brings them calm and hope.  Today we share two beautiful versions of the song, one with voice and oneContinue reading “It is Well with my Soul”

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