Tag: faith

Very simply… this.

The Spirit blows where She wills. I will hope and pray and keep listening.

In the wild unknown of the Spirit

It’s an adventure… walking by faith and saying to the Divine, “Ok, I am willing.” Part of me tenses up in fear. I wonder, “Is this like praying for patience, and then getting a boatload of opportunities to practice BEING patient?” No, I know…

There IS still hope.

I’m pressed but not crushed…  – Paul of Tarsus Here’s my self-care when I’m sad and stressed: Cooking good food. Comfort food. Curbing my work hours. A nice blush wine (For medicinal purposes. Of course.) Petting a cat. Being with family and close friends….

I don’t speak for you

I don’t speak for you. There. I said it. I also don’t speak for people who look like me, dress like me, work with me, worship with me, or live near me. And, most importantly, I most definitely do not speak for someone who…

What shall I tell my daughters?

Oh Lord… How did we arrive in this unholy mess? The latest kerfuffle with the presidential election makes me want to throw things. Or vomit. Or maybe throw vomit. How did things get so thoroughly mucked up? Is this really the result of an uninvested,…

Back to my roots

     A wise woman once said to me that there are only two lasting bequests we can hope to give our children. One of these, she said, is roots, the other, wings. Quoted by Hodding Carter in “Where Main Street Meets the River”…

Perspective is Everything

That momentary darkness A burst of blinding light The morning walk around the neighborhood A hellish commute to work Perspective is everything Finding a piece of the puzzle Learning a new bit of my reality Asking, for once, the right questions Trusting God enough…

When less than perfect is… perfect!

My travels today took me all over suburbia, from the newest neighborhoods with massive custom homes to the post-World War 2 bungalows. In the outer ‘burbs, there are many places where the agricultural community lives side-by-side with modern amenities. Driving on one back road, I chuckled…

Evening Prayer

      From the New Zealand Prayer Book Lord it is night: The night is for stillness. Let us be still in the presence of God. It is night after a long day. What has been done has been done; what has not been…

Life in the Thin Places

It was a sweet moment. Prayers said, Tissues dampened. Hugs given. A life well lived, And love given freely. God’s Spirit wrapped us in a gentle wave of sadness. Good-byes said And a blessing given. I find it both a blessing and a privilege…

Soft Falls The Night

Soft Falls The Night Soft falls the night and in the deepening dark I hear the peeping of the frogs the softening whine of crickets and the palms rustling and rattling in the breeze. The noise accelerates, as if to beg. Perhaps the sun…

Dragon Repellent (And other ways we face our fears!)

Many, many years ago, one of our daughters would wake up in a full-blown panic, calling for us: Mommy! Daddy! Dragons! Dragons! Mommy! Daddy! Dragons! Dragons!  Tears on her face, she would curl up against us, while we tried to soothe her. She didn’t want…

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