(1 Saumel 3) 4 Then the Lord called Samuel. Samuel answered, “Here I am.” 5 And he ran to Eli and said, “Here I am; you called me.” But Eli said, “I did not call; go back and lie down.” So he went and lay down. 6 Again the Lord called, “Samuel!” And Samuel got up and went to Eli and … Continue reading Hearing The Call
Merriam-Webster defines contemplation as a state of mystical awareness of God’s being. I like that definition. Is there really any other way to experience God other than through mystical awareness? Voltaire said this, “In the beginning God created man in His own image, and man has been trying to repay the favor ever since.” We … Continue reading Contemplation
Well, have you made them? Have you broken them yet? Did you just decide that it’s hopeless and so you’re skipping this year? I really have not had very good luck with that exercise/lose weight goal that I set every year, so this year, I will set some goals that I will not do – … Continue reading My ‘NOT’ New Year’s Resolutions!
This morning as I sat down for some quiet time, I was drawn to read one of my favorite Psalms, Psalm 139. The lines of this beautiful poem bring me such great comfort and it seems as though each time I read it, a different sentence or phrase touches me in a new way. Today … Continue reading Understanding my thoughts
This Rose of Sharon bush in my yard always amazes me. It began blooming a few weeks ago and it looks like this until September. It is filled with flowers, one after another! As I was gazing at it this morning, the word ‘abundance’ came to mind and with that, my thoughts turned to God! … Continue reading Abundance
I truly believe that it is so helpful to operate from a set of core beliefs. A few of mine are above. I do admit, that they may change depending on where I am in life or what I’m dealing with, but that’s ok. These are what I’m feeling like at this moment, and here … Continue reading Operating from your core
I have to admit that peonies are one of my favorite flowers! They are just so magnificent and majestic. It takes a while before they burst open in all of their elegance, but it is worth the wait. They hide their beauty inside a perfectly formed round bud and who could ever guess that at … Continue reading Lessons learned from a peony