The room, once a cafeteria filled with the smells of good food, and the laughter and conversation of people from all over the area on a spiritual pilgrimage, now filled with the books and other items too long on the gift shop shelves. Oh that sweet, somewhat musty scent of oldish wood, delicately balanced with … Continue reading Chocolate Cake
Tuesday's readings are fascinating. First up Jonah preaches to Nineveh, letting them know that their city will be destroyed in forty days should they choose to continue in their wickedness. Word gets back to the king who repents, then declares fasting and repentance for the whole city. Wow. it's stuck with me all week as … Continue reading Listening In
Advent (the Church New Year) is a time of preparation: preparing our hearts, and our homes to make room for Jesus in our homes, and in our hearts. Mary deTurris Poust has a great reflection today on this, the third week of Advent, the week of the Rose candle, and the "O" antiphons, and the … Continue reading Gaudete!
Someone finally said it and it hits home in a way. Bonnie Hunter of Quiltville posted "You Asked for it. . . Here it is". Spoiler Alert: she's asking quilters to stop whining. And in the kindest way possible. I gotta give Bonnie props for simply asking. Bonnie goes on to explain why the directions … Continue reading Whining as a gateway to goodness
I Corinthians 12: Unity and Variety. Now in regard to spiritual gifts, brothers, I do not want you to be unaware.... There are different kinds of spiritual gifts but the same Spirit;there are different forms of service but the same Lord; there are different workings but the same God who produces all of them in … Continue reading Gifts or We’re all One of a Kind
Rejoice in the Lord always. I shall say it again: rejoice! Your kindness should be known to all. The Lord is near. Have no anxiety at all, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, make your requests known to God. Then the peace of God that surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts … Continue reading Whatever!