For several days now, I seem to be stuck on the story about the Possessed Boy in Mark’s Gospel (Mark 9: 14 – 29). Each time I open my Bible to read on, I am drawn to rereading this story, and like always, with each read I gain new wisdom and insights. The father … Continue reading Humble Words
It has been said that a thin place is a place where the boundary between heaven and earth is especially thin. It’s a place where we can sense the divine more readily. I was fascinated by this definition when I first heard of it, because you see, I have experienced these ‘thin places.’ I think we … Continue reading Ever Been There?
Can you imagine what it must have been like to see someone walking toward you on the water? Here you are, struggling because you have no control over this boat that is being tossed around by the winds and the waves. You glance outward, and see the shape of a man who seems to have … Continue reading Storms
“The chair asks that the House now observe a moment of silence in memory of the victims of the terrorist attack in Orlando,” Ryan said. As he crossed his chest and bowed his head, most of the chamber followed suit. But a handful of Democrats walked out. (Washington Post) When I first heard this … Continue reading Very, very disturbing…
(This post is a little longer than most, but these feelings run deep, so thanks for stopping by) Eucharist Mystery, Miracle, Magic We have come so far in our understanding of Eucharist, or have we? (I deliberately did not use ‘the’ before the word Eucharist….poetic license) I’d like to think that all the rules and regulations regarding … Continue reading What is Eucharist?
Do you remember that Verizon commercial? Illustrating all the different locations where Verizon gets service? It was catchy, clever and certainly memorable. Sometimes I feel as though my prayer life is like a Verizon commercial! I need to pray for ___, and ____, or and don’t forget ___. Did I remember ____, oh and _____, … Continue reading And she didn’t even have to ask
It’s just been a tough couple of weeks..certainly don’t want to compare myself to Job, but at my lowest moments, that’s where I’m going. Why is it that at times the struggles seem to come from every direction? No matter what I plan for my ‘lenten sacrifices/promises,’ God always has other plans. And so, … Continue reading Lenten Hope