When I write blog posts, I always find myself trusting in the Lord for inspiration. I found this shell in Haleakala Park Headquarters on the island of Maui. It’s a remote little building set at 7000 feet above sea level. The shell had been placed on a table in plain sight but tucked behind another […]
Draw close to God with a devotional reading using scripture as a starting point. Includes prayer and questions as a starting point for further reflection.
I recently found this index card in my bible. I’m not sure why I wrote it out. It’s stained, torn, and wrinkled. It must have had a great impact on me at some point. I decided to revisit the scripture and see what I found. The bible verse it references is Matthew 7:13-14 and reads
When I think of us serving together, the analogy of a garden comes to my mind. Like flowers, we each have our own God-given beauty and individual characteristics and gifts. There are many similarities between great flower gardens and the great qualities of a faithful servant. I absolutely love flowers. When I look at them,
Last week we did some “soul searching” regarding God’s love for us. I hope you were able to internalize it and feel it in a more personal way. God wants us to “know” it, but he also wants us to take it in. He wants us to be so “full” of his love, that it
I’ve been reading the events of Holy Week recently and it has given me new insight into how much Jesus felt he needed to prepare the disciples before his death. So much teaching went on that last week! I think maybe Jesus was just feeling extra protective of his disciples- time was growing short. There
I haven’t given anything up for Lent in years. I searched “the most common things given up for Lent”, and the lists are probably all things you could guess: alcohol, soda, sweets, chips, coffee… Behaviors like swearing, smoking, gossiping and using social media also make some lists. I decided to revisit what observing Lent means.
The person of Mary has forever lived in my mind as the most virtuous women who ever lived. She was handpicked by God to be the mother of His Son, so I guess I always assumed she was as close to perfection on this earth as was possible. These qualities of Mary caused God to
Did you see the super moon last week? A thick cloud cover kept us from seeing it in its full glory. The night before however, we saw it rising in the night sky and were utterly amazed at its brightness and how huge it looked! Since I’ve been reading the Christmas story in the gospels,
I recently had cataract surgery. I’m a bit young for the condition but had the bad luck of having cataracts that were right in the center of my visual field. While I waited the 5 years for them to get big enough to have them removed, I didn’t notice how my vision had deteriorated. It
Fall is slowly slipping away to winter, and I’m not a happy camper. All things considered, we’ve had a great fall. Nice and warm, just how I like it. It’s hard for me to let go of summer. Geese start honking overhead, and it sounds like they are warning me- winter is coming! Letting go