Storms and Hope

During one of our game drives in the Maasai Mara Preserve in Kenya, the bright blue sky turned dark, and thunderous slate gray clouds gathered on the horizon while the wind howled through the grassy plains on either side of us. A storm was imminent. Our Maasai guide asked if we would like to tryContinue reading “Storms and Hope”

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 theContinue reading “Do you feel like me???”

The Gift of the Scarf

I have a passion for woven items, particularly scarves. I love the way they drape, protect and provide warmth when needed.  The Bible in Exodus 35:25 honors our sister weavers: And all the women that were wise hearted did spin with their hands and brought that which they had spun, the blue, and the purple,Continue reading “The Gift of the Scarf”

Maundy Thursday

Harp strings flutter their touch through me – Soothing my soul. “Holocaust” symphony – That does not flutter. It seeps into you – behind your eyes, within the wailing wall of your heart. How could such beauty and gentleness in the twinkling music Co-exist with the knowledge of such terror – knowing that this couldContinue reading “Maundy Thursday”

Turning Point

A time when a decisive change in a situation occurs, especially one with beneficial results. A point at which significant change occurs. Imagine a dancer. You choose. A ballerina spinning with supreme control. A modern dance interpretation. A jazz gyration. Swing dancing in synchronized, yet wild enthusiasm. A powerful footfall through hip hop. Do itContinue reading “Turning Point”

Rain

I have always envied my friends who love to live in rainy places.  There’s the friend who said, “I Iove to fall asleep to the sound of rain drops falling on my window sill.”  I didn’t understand it then, and I still don’t understand it now. I think I have always suffered from Seasonal AffectiveContinue reading “Rain”

Sustenance

Weather not always balmy obstacles appear amid swirling wind and storms former experiences illumine strong ropes: faith, hope, love Biblical passages apply over centuries these guide provide balance become sources of courage and strength when mountains overwhelm grasp ropes tightly     I Corinthians 13 “ And now these three remain: faith, hope, love. ButContinue reading “Sustenance”

Wings

“Your wings already exist, all you need to do is fly.”   Unknown I saw this quote recently and it really stayed with me.  During this Lenten season know that God has already given you wings.  Will our faith be strong enough by Easter so we can rise and fly? Bonny Chopey  

My Sister Maria

  I was raised Catholic and never read the Bible until I joined Marble Collegiate Church.  I have joined the one year Bible reading workshop and  am now reading Genesis. It was the Joseph and his brothers story that resonated with me and jogged my memory. The Bible will do that to you. I drewContinue reading “My Sister Maria”

A Walk with God

As I began my walk at the outdoor labyrinth at a retreat center on this exceptionally warm January morning, I reflected on the last experience.  It was World Labyrinth Day 2018. God had walked with me as I sought a solution to a thorny situation. Should I walk away, risking a $200 down payment andContinue reading “A Walk with God”

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