Transitioning to Holy Week

“Let me fall if I must. The one I will become will catch me.” Baal Shem Tov Transitions are messy. Holy Week starts with the promise and jubilation of Palm Sunday. And then, Holy Week turns dark and tragic. But, we know the ending. Friday’s darkness turns into Sunday’s light. The week ends in Alleluia!Continue reading “Transitioning to Holy Week”

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?”

Reflections and Sacrifice

It feels like we’ve lived through an extended Lenten season for the past year. As I reflect on how all of our lives have changed, it reminds me of Jesus fasting in the desert. A time to focus on God and discern what our next steps might be to make our communities stronger, wiser andContinue reading “Reflections and Sacrifice”

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?”

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.Continue reading “Worth the 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 theContinue reading “Do you feel like me???”

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 inContinue reading “Here I am, Lord”

Sitting in the Presence of God

Some of you looking at this photo might recognize where it was taken. It was taken last March, before New York City shutdown, during the Women’s Retreat at America’s Keswick. I have it on my vision board from the activity some of you might have participated in last year.   The photo is of the smallContinue reading “Sitting in the Presence of God”

“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 andContinue reading ““Worth the Struggle””

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