Tag: #lent2019

  • Reconnecting with my Faith

    It is so easy for me to become overwhelmed with the stuff of life – little things, little tasks, deadlines; I can sink into feeling completely inadequate to the task. This happens on a regular basis, but recently, it occurred to me to bring up Renee Fleming’s rendition of Bernstein’s “Simple Song”. The melody captures […]

  • Rejoice, while I’m Waiting

    Lamentations 3: 22- 25 It is of the Lord’s mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness.  The Lord is my portion, saith my soul; therefore will I hope in him. The Lord is good unto them that wait for him, to the […]

  • A May Morning over Everest

    Psalm 19:1 The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament showeth his handiwork. KJV As I relive those moments on a small plane between Nepal and Bhutan, a front row seat to God’s majesty, I think of my own journey. Where have I been led and opted to follow those instincts? Where have […]

  • Tides

      Aqua blue seeps into golden glow. Moving mist – shifting with ghostly figures – repelling and blending. Breaking into fresh, breezy, clear, sparkling air. Hippopotomus mouth open – releasing, singing, fleeting bird – soaring and lumbering together. Sparkling, glittering, smoldering.   Shared by Susan Ceely-Phillips

  • Hold On

    Between rooms at the Melk Abbey in Austria, I came across this staircase, called the Baroque Staircase.  The staircase winds around and it looks like it will never end.  Stone stairs that circled an opening in the middle that to me represented infinity.  There is intricate iron work and friezes on the wall that have […]

  • Haystack Rock

    There are some places on Earth that just leave you in awe of God’s handiwork.  Cannon Beach, Oregon is one such place. I had the opportunity on a work trip a few years ago to visit and have been back a few times since.  A professional development workshop I was giving had ended on a […]

  • Layers…

      We are layers… Surface… Reflection… What lies beneath and drifts to the bottom. A surface, sunny and sparkling. Depths, mysterious and dark with a solid foundation below. Reflections, varied and inspiring. Layers… We are layers. Shared by Susan Ceely Phillips

  • Your Gifts

    Matthew 6:21…for where your treasure is, your heart will be also. Shared by Susan Ceely Phillps

  • Sometimes Heaven…

      Sometimes, Heaven is right under your feet –                   shoes off, velveteen blades                   caressing your sole – soul. Sometimes, Heaven hides behind your furrowed brow –                   the right moment to crawl down your cheek                   in a single tear into the light of day. Sometimes, Heaven floats on the gentle currents above […]

  • Lamb of God

    Every time I pass Gustavus Adolphus Lutheran Church on East 22nd street in NYC, I stop to look at their signage board because I know there will be a challenging message. So, October 25, 2016, was no exception. It was just days before the presidential election and when I read it, I smiled. I read […]