Going into the desert

I had a wonderful conversation with a dear friend a few days back.  I was telling her how I am struggling with a few things right now and she responded, “It’s as though you are in exile, like the Israelites and Jesus were.” I haven’t been able to stop reflecting on this and what it … Continue reading Going into the desert

Contemplation

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

Abundance

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