The storm exposes our vulnerability and uncovers those false and superfluous certainties around which we have constructed our daily schedules, our projects, our habits and priorities. It shows us how we have allowed to become dull and feeble the very things that nourish, sustain and strengthen our lives and our communities. The tempest lays bare… Continue reading Be Still and Know
Though this piece was written almost 3 years ago, this invitation to contemplative pause on the words of the Our Father remains an almost daily occurrence in my prayer life. And as my life changes, His steadfast love and mercy continue to meet my every need, even when I cannot envision the road ahead. Lately… Continue reading Worth Revisiting: Thy Will Be Done
"We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed." 2 Cor. 8-9 I was beginning to wish I had given up chocolate for Lent. Nonetheless, the overachiever that I long to be decided to go for a more challenging endeavor. Couple… Continue reading Worth Revisiting: Failing at Lent?
Life is full of so many joys, but also ups and downs, twists and turns and at times an all out storm that can bring us to our knees. Our faith, if we choose to embrace it can be that life line that tethers us when tossed about by either our own will or the… Continue reading Worth Revisting: The Perfect Anchor
Though a seemingly simple question, the question of attachment is one which may unearth many layers. It also isn't a matter of one and done, but most certainly bears continual, if not daily, reflection. But why, isn't this a quick inquiry as to what is important in my life? And is it wrong to desire… Continue reading Worth Revisiting: What Are My Attachments?
"You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires; to be made new in the attitude of your minds; and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness." Ephesians 4:22-24 More than an obligation… Continue reading Be A Contender
"What I think is more important than what others think..The more you trust my love the less you care about their (opinions). Remember, Eli said, you are special because I made you. And I don't make mistakes." You are Special, Max Lucado As you reread these words again for a moment pause, and ask yourself… Continue reading Worth Revisiting: Whose we Are
"And behold, I am with you always, until the end of the age.” Matthew 28:20 What is it about the thought that the great I AM, God of creation, the Lord of heaven and earth would seek, rescue and redeem us be so very hard for human hearts and minds to comprehend? That each one… Continue reading I Am With You Always
Then, leaving her water jar, the woman went back to the town and said to the people, “Come, see a man who told me everything I ever did. Could this be the Messiah?” They came out of the town and made their way toward him. John 4:28 Growing up as a southern girl in a small town, where everyone… Continue reading Worth Revisiting: In Search of Water
"Prayer and fasting, worship and adoration, Scripture and sacraments and sacramentals all provide the weapons of our spiritual warfare. With them we go on the offensive against the Evil One. But the virtues provide our defense armor...They are our best defense against his attacks, for they guard our minds and hearts from his deceptions and temptations. " Paul… Continue reading Worth Revisiting: To Guard Their Soul