Mary’s Blessing for Her Little Boy

Little One I hold in my arms, may you as a child be pulled by a puddle to come out in your bare feet make a riot of water stand in rain turning grasses to greener you, too, are turning – a rainbow inside you, around you, child of promise now fully alive in yourContinue reading “Mary’s Blessing for Her Little Boy”

Amaryllis Bulbs are a Metaphor for Hope

Hope is God’s promise when it is a dark time for us, when we cannot see signs of change or the possibility of growth. One has to wait and be patient…hope is not a quick fix!  The hope which God gives us provides a place to stand that is positive and life giving.  Without hope,Continue reading “Amaryllis Bulbs are a Metaphor for Hope”

An Invitation to Connect Further

We wanted to reach out to you this Saturday to invite you to participate in our virtual Women’s Retreat 2020 the first weekend in March. Marble Women’s Ministry Annual Retreat Goes Online! Join us for our annual retreat as we gather virtually around the theme “We Were Made for More: Hope More. Trust More. ActContinue reading “An Invitation to Connect Further”

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”

Under God’s Umbrella

Years ago, my Mom gave me a copy of Holly Gerth’s book, Under God’s Umbrella:  Gifts of Hope & Encouragement to Shelter Your Heart in Life’s Storms.  The book is available from Dayspring and other religious book stores. Holly shared this prayer: “Lord, my heart is in the midst of a storm right now.  Please helpContinue reading “Under God’s Umbrella”

CHALLENGING TIMES? INDEED!

We are encouraged and strengthened by Bible verses that help us go through challenging times – times such as the present – that test every part of our character. During times such as what we are experiencing presently, it is important that we engage our mind and our heart with these good Bible verses to aidContinue reading “CHALLENGING TIMES? INDEED!”

Heal the World

At times when the world is dark, I just need to hear this song. Heal the World by a German School Heal the World by Kids Artists Heal the World by Connie Talbot There’s a place in your heart And I know that it is love And this place could be much Brighter than tomorrowContinue reading “Heal the World”

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”

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