Category: blessings

Birthday blessings

It’s all in how you look for them, but the blessings are everywhere… …in the shy bunny greeting me on the church sidewalk …in the lazy, snoozy purrs of our feline residents …in the tranquil beauty at sunset …in the glory of a Peace…

Bone weary gratitude

  Something hit me. Hard. Whatever it was (or is!), I went from 100 mph doing chores, cleaning dishes and getting charting done to about 5 mph as I crawled into bed at 9 pm and slept for about 12 hours. A fever and…

Wearing a legacy

This morning I put on my robe and reached for a purple stole. I have two… but I chose this one. I pieced this stole last year from odds and ends and purchased purple swatches. Considering I had never created a stole before, it…

Hands and Feet. Serving God.

It came as an urgent request in my email.  A local women’s shelter needed a Saturday evening meal. A quick check with Daughter Chef, who was willing, and we were signed up. Soft tacos with all the trimmings. She created the meat mixture’s seasoning…

Some Things Take Time…

“Some things take time…” That’s what came to mind as I walked down this lovely sidewalk, shaded by wisteria vines. I knew how many years it would have taken to get these lovely, mature plants to grow over this arbor. Years. Years upon years!…

Here’s to Mud on Your Boots

  Winter is over. The sounds of birds singing (and the gardener sneezing) fill the air. Time to set up the water feature in the back yard, clear away fallen branches, attack the early crop of weeds, and think about the growing season. The…

Standing on the Promises

It’s an old, old hymn that doesn’t get sung a lot these days. For some reason, I can’t get it out of my mind! Especially, the last two verses… Standing on the promises of Christ the Lord, Bound to Him eternally by love’s strong…

His Name is John.

Recently, I wrote about the man who frequents an intersection on my daily commute. (See the blog post here…) I saw him again today, and again reached into my lunch and handed him some food. Today it was two peeled oranges and a bagel…

Today, I Choose Beauty

Today, I choose Beauty. I know there are wars and conflicts, Disease and death, Selfishness and greed, Abusers and liars. I choose Beauty. I choose Beauty because of the sights around me that take my breath away. I choose Beauty because I have seen…

The “OFF” button

This weekend I have been practicing something that I haven’t done in a long time. I practiced using the “OFF” button. This particular one is on the cell phone issued to me by my employer. Though I am not required to use it to…

Blessings: A different perspective

I was touched by a pastoral act I performed yesterday… giving and anointing those who came forward for a priestly blessing. The blessings I used were based on Numbers 6, one loosely based on Jeremiah 7, and others which were in liturgies or prayers…

Vacation memories in photos

It was lovely. Quiet. Fun. Full of pranks. And over far, far too soon. Here’s some photos…

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