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”
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
On Sundays, an inspirational song is shared to lift your spirits and give you hope in these challenging times.
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
“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”
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”
I barely can sense it’s shiver of awakening. But. I stop in stillness, Searching for the shimmer. In a drawn down lip-line, In a shallow breath, In a tear-drop caught in its passage. My consciousness whispers that it’s there. My footsteps inch toward it. It must be! Because. I hope for it. By SusanContinue reading “Hope”
As I listened to the Dr. Bos sermon this Sunday from my living room couch, I thought how befitting the theme was during this trying time: “Hope in Uncertain Times”. He quoted Isaiah 41:10: “Fear not, for I am with you, be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I willContinue reading “Hope in Uncertain Times…”