Guide and Friend

Acacia trees dotted the grassy plains as far as I could see. Our Maasai guide, Jacob, explained that the 580 square mile preserve is named the Maasai Mara Preserve in honor of his people who have called the area home for centuries and for the spotted look of the plains from the trees and shrubs.Continue reading “Guide and Friend”

Africa’s Splendor…Day 2

Today, we will spend some time with Lions and Cheetahs….the glory of God in nature.

Tiny Practice: Who will I help today?

“Never underestimate the difference you can make in the lives of others. Step forward, reach out, and help. Reach out to someone who might need a lift.” Pablo As compassion for others is one focus of area of tiny practices, I am asking you today to reach out to someone who may need help. YouContinue reading “Tiny Practice: Who will I help today?”

What Would Jesus Do?

I heard in a Sunday sermon what did Jesus do every day?  Ummm.  It got me to start thinking what do I do everyday to be more like Jesus?  Lent is the special time of year that gives me pause to reflect on my life and my daily events. Will it be my usual:  beingContinue reading “What Would Jesus Do?”

For the Book

If you keep a journal it must be a beautiful book you return to as I was doing this morning   having put chores aside for my daily entry when to my amazement my number two pencil caught fire   that seared up my fingers, my arm to my elbow and onto my shoulder whereContinue reading “For the Book”

Sometimes, Heaven

Sometimes, Heaven is right under your feet – shoes off, velveteen blades caressing your sole – soul. Sometimes, Heaven hides behind your furrowed brow – waiting – for 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 – thatContinue reading “Sometimes, Heaven”

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”

A Prayer Board

My current prayer board in my home office is crowded, jammed, overflowing, packed, and crammed, but it is not filled.  Each week, I update the board and use it in my morning prayers.  Collectively praying for those who need our prayers each day matters.  And it helps me to have a visual prayer list.  WhoContinue reading “A Prayer Board”

Peace Within

“May today there be peace within. May you trust that you are exactly where you are meant to be. May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith in yourself and others.” This is a story I have carried with me since 1982.  It involves my grandpa at the end of hisContinue reading “Peace Within”

A Musical Sunday Reflection…

On Sundays during Lent, I will share different interpretations of the same song to reflect…this week is the African American Spiritual “Hold On.”   Hold On by DEM Hold On by Bobby McFarrin and Kuumba Singers of Harvard University Hold on by Darlington High School Gospel Choir Shared by Marcie Doll  

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