Tag: #hopeindarktimes

  • A Gift of Time in Darkness

    On a recent advent blog, I shared my feelings of being on a ferris wheel, going round and round, hoping to find a way to make it stop, so that I can step off again. Well, the ferris wheel stopped for me and my family this past October. My mom transitioned to be with her […]

  • Advent and Gratitude

    Wow…..What a year! I can’t believe the things that have given me the most Joy during the past few months. We all were forced to make huge adjustments over the past two years. it’s so easy to get caught up in the inconveniences and losses we’ve incurred and succumb to an attitude of pessimism and negativity; (i.e., […]

  • 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, […]

  • 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 it […]

  • 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. (Luke […]

  • 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 finite […]