Our Hope Has Come

Merry Christmas! Joy to the World! On this Christmas Day in 2021, there is so much to wish for, to hope for, and to long for…. Jesus was not born in a time of peace, he was born to save us and this world. We need him more than ever this year. May the loveContinue reading “Our Hope Has Come”

The Bells are (Almost) Ringing

This Christmas Eve, I share some pictures and music to calm your soul… If you need a place to worship from home this Christmas Eve, at 6:30 pm EST, you can stream from our church, Marble Collegiate in New York City. If you cannot make it at 6:30, you can stream the service at anytime….Continue reading “The Bells are (Almost) Ringing”

God’s Mercies

God’s mercies are new every day and happen in the most unexpected ways. Early one morning, I stepped out of my car at work and caught my breath. A brilliant yellow-orange sun was just glowing over the horizon. “How beautiful,” I whispered to myself as I reached for my phone to take a photo toContinue reading “God’s Mercies”

Amaryllis and me…

A tale from a long ago mind and place wove a story for anyone who would listen. A tale of longing, waiting, persistent love. A story of a shy, young shepherdess, Amaryllis. A young girl, who, through her daily life guiding, cajoling, leading her flock, met a young and, we hear, very handsome and strongContinue reading “Amaryllis and me…”

Have Hope

Sometimes it’s difficult to find evidence for hope in God’s world; in God’s Word, in God’s church, in God’s people, yes, there are signs aplenty – including in that which is imperfect.  But in God’s world – a place so chaotic, so corrupted, so flawed, divided and secularized?  Where do we look to remember thatContinue reading “Have Hope”

Winter Arrives

We have entered the season of short days, and long dark nights.  Dark nights can be hard.  But they can also be good.  I used to really dislike the darkness until I came upon the saying,  “it is better to light a candle, than to curse the darkness”.  It’s so true.  Curling up with aContinue reading “Winter Arrives”

Walk in the Light

Shared by Rev. Brittany Juliette Hanlin “Walk in the light(walk in the light)Beautiful light(beautiful light)Come where the dewdrops of mercy shine bright(Oh Lord)Shine all around us by day and by nightOh oh oh oh, Jesus is the light of the world…”          Advent is a season of watching and waiting, but it also a seasonContinue reading “Walk in the Light”

Amaryllis for the Afternoon

As Sunday is our day to share music to soothe our souls, this was passed along by Elaine Seigel, who supported my late grandmother. She shared prayers and cared for my grandmother Loretta in such a special way, as my grandmother was overwhelmed at the time by taking care of her husband with Parkinson’s Disease.Continue reading “Amaryllis for the Afternoon”

Advent Begets Patience

Isaiah 40:31 says, “They who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength. They shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.” Today, as I listened to Mendelssohn’s “I Waited for the Lord “…  (I waited for the Lord, he inclined unto me…he heard myContinue reading “Advent Begets Patience”

Waiting upon the Lord

“But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.”Isaiah 40:31 (KJV) My boyfriend and I moved into our new apartment in Fort Lee, NJ on November 19th, 2021.  It was a very hecticContinue reading “Waiting upon the Lord”

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