Thy Will Be Done

(Trying something new today. This is a video I recorded near the end of the summer for this post. I’m sorry for the overexposure; it was very sunny. But maybe on this grey November day there’s no need to apologize for that! If you enjoy READING my posts, scroll down for the printed article. If … Continue reading Thy Will Be Done

Abide & Be Fruitful

“What regrets would you have if you died tomorrow?” my devotional guide asked me. I’m sure this reflection question was meant to spur healthy contemplation and helpful goal setting, but instead it caused a rising wave of panic inside of me. The empty lines beneath this writing prompt met my middle-aged eyes looking as blank … Continue reading Abide & Be Fruitful

Advent — waiting in the wilderness

A voice of one crying out: Prepare the way of the Lord in the wilderness; make a straight highway for our God in the desert.Isaiah 40:3 (CSB) In whatever translation I read or heard this verse read as a child, I always thought it was the voice itself that was in the wilderness, calling out … Continue reading Advent — waiting in the wilderness

Healing is Like a Funnel

“Healing is like a funnel.” I was setting something down on the counter this afternoon when that phrase popped into my head. I did not consciously string those words together. I don’t even know where the thought came from, except that maybe my subconscious had been chewing on it ever since I watched C-Bear draw … Continue reading Healing is Like a Funnel

The Only Thing That Counts at Christmas and Always

The only thing that counts is faith expressing itself through love.Galatians 5:6b (NIV) Faith expressing itself through love.  Faith — something we think of as so interior and personal and hidden in our hearts — works in a very practical way and wriggles itself into the outside world through love.  To serve one another, to bear with … Continue reading The Only Thing That Counts at Christmas and Always