As the words start spilling from the heart to the page, a memory from several years ago keeps coming to mind. My Sweetie and I were on a ministry related trip with some of the guys we worked with, when we stopped for dinner. As a larger group (about 17) a few tables needed rearranging. … Continue reading Who from Scripture do I want to have dinner with?
It's summer. It's been warm. The parish we attend locally doesn't have air conditioning in the main Church. I'm not complaining, just helping to set the scene. There are 6 or 8, much needed, industrial fans located around the Church to help move air when it's hot and sticky outside. We are blessed to have … Continue reading Wherein I have a hard time hearing
We all have memories that we'd consider weird, or unusual, or wonder why this particular memory keeps coming to mind. I remember learning the meaning of Barnabas, Son of Encouragement. Encouragement is a good thing, to bolster another's courage is to let them know they are not alone, and that they can take on whatever … Continue reading the encouraging sort – usually
"If I'd only known" this or that I may have responded differently to, name situation here _________________________. I recently watched an episode of a quilting show whose guest was speaking and teaching quilting however, what I learned had nothing to do with quilting. What I learned is more of a reminder than a learning something new. … Continue reading
God has a sense of humor. I'm sitting in my living room, watching the Yankee game, minding my own business when, "every good and perfect gift" floats through my mind. I know this verse from somewhere, memorized it a long time a go, but for the life of me can't remember chapter & verse. So, … Continue reading Good and perfect gifts
Matthew 18: 15 to 20 “If your brother (sister) sins [against you], go and tell him his fault between you and him alone. If he listens to you, you have won over your brother. If he does not listen, take one or two others along with you, so that ‘every fact may be established on the testimony of … Continue reading Hey there! Let me chat you up.
The Parable of the Lost Coin. 8 Or what woman having ten coins* and losing one would not light a lamp and sweep the house, searching carefully until she finds it? 9 And when she does find it, she calls together her friends and neighbors and says to them, ‘Rejoice with me because I have found … Continue reading Rejoice with me, please
cleaning and gardening are not my favorite chores. Oh there are all sorts of "a faith life well lived" analogies in cleaning and gardening. There are tons of quotes that reflect how the they are interlinked. This kind of thought gives me the heebiegeebies. Seriously. it's like that standardized testing in grade school. Some people really … Continue reading Cleaning House
In the past day or so I've had dueling ear worms. "Break my heart for what breaks Yours" from (Hillsong) United's Oceans and "the honest cries of a breaking heart" from Amy Grant's Better than a Hallelujah. And then my sweetie's line, "sometimes we're the saint, sometimes we're the saint maker" It's always easy to see … Continue reading Two songs, one heart
"Every Little Prison (Deliver Me)" Matt Maher From wanting to be loved From wanting to be praised by all From needing to be first From finding all my worth in this world From wanting to be seen From constant worrying about myself Deliver me From validating words that only seem to serve a heart that's … Continue reading Reading into