Tag: #lentblog

  • Worth the Struggle

    By Sandy Diaz When I first looked at this lent season’s title, Worth the Struggle, two things came to mind. First, why must we struggle (and some more than others) and second, what helps me get through my times of struggle.   We know that a full life lived on this earth comes with struggle. […]

  • Do you feel like me???

    It’s been a long twelve months, right?  We somehow made it through last spring and then summer didn’t seem so bad.  We got out of our homes, took walks, went to parks, and got some good fresh air.  Then fall arrived; my favorite time of year.  The smells of the leaves, the crispness in the […]

  • Dancing…

    You have turned my mourning into joyful dancing. You have taken away my clothes of mourning and clothed me with joy, that I might sing praises to you and not be silent. O LORD my God, I will give you thanks forever! Psalm 30:11-12 Some years ago at my daughter’s wedding coming off the dance […]

  • Here I am, Lord

    I, the Lord of sea and sky,I have heard my people cry.All who dwell in dark and sinMy hand will save. I who made the stars of night,I will make their darkness bright.Who will bear my light to them?Whom shall I send? Here I am, Lord. Is it I, Lord?I have heard you calling in […]

  • “Worth the Struggle”

    We also boast in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not disappoint us, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit that has been given to us. Romans 5: 3-4   I admit grappling endlessly with this year’s Lenten Blog theme and […]

  • Growing in Faith

    Do not react but act. Look to the Lord with faith and hope. Trust and obey. Seek his words: “The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?” *   Keep going crooked until you can go straight.   […]

  • A new way…

    A story about a NYC encounter with a Robin. A sign of hope…

  • Tiny Practice: Saying the Jesus Prayer

    The Jesus Prayer was preached frequently by Dr. Arthur Caliandro, Senior Minister of Marble Collegiate Church from 1984 to 2009 when he retired.   It recently came back into my life when Mysteries of the Jesus Prayer was aired on PBS, which re-sparked my interest in it and Arthur’s teachings.  Subsequently, two written sermons that were […]

  • Journey

  • A Safe Place to Land

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