Note from Linda An unexpected ending may trigger our anxiety about the unpredictability of life. It may create a sense of being out of control and vulnerable to the apparent random events that impact and shape our lives. An unexpected ending does not fit into our vision of life functioning as a “well-oiled machine” that… Read More
The Spirit of the Lord . . .has anointed me to bring good news to the poor. . .to proclaim liberty to the captive . . . to let the oppressed go free. Luke 4:18 Liberty. Freedom. When Jesus pondered what to emphasize in his very first sermon—the sermon, which according to the Gospel… Read More
Each of us who is going through a transition is a potential hero, for we are leaving our old familiar world to venture into unmapped territory, not knowing what fate befalls us. Like the ancient mythological heroes, we will encounter the “dragons” of fear and self-doubt; we will engage fierce battles within our soul, and… Read More
Blessed is the one whose strength is in You,Whose heart is set on pilgrimage.As they pass through the Valley of Baca*,They make it a spring;The rain also covers it with pools.They go from strength to strength;Each one appears before God. Psalm 84, excerpt *The word “Baca” means “thirst.” Making a place of thirst into a place where springs well up! That… Read More
“Some changes challenge the way that we perceive ourselves and our universe,” says Robert Brumet in Finding Yourself in Transition. We are living such changes now—changes brought about by a virus that remains undaunted and by the exposed fault lines of systemic injustice yet again laid bare by cell phone video… Read More
Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; and there are varieties of services, but the same Lord; and there are varieties of activities, but it is the same God who activates all of them in everyone. To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good.1 Corinthians 12:4-7 I will pour… Read More
Now it came to pass, while He blessed them, that He was parted from them (left them, withdrew from them) and was carried up into heaven.Luke 24: 51 Now when He had spoken these things, while they watched, He was taken up (lifted up), and a cloud received Him out of their sight.Acts 1:9 … Read More
Just before he died, Jesus told his disciples, “You know the way to the place where I am going.” The disciple Thomas, whom I think spoke for many of us, replied: “No we don’t. We don’t know where you are going, so how can we know the way?” Good question!
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We shall discover that it is much more important to change and to do that which is really best for our progress and our health than it is to be smugly consistent or to make the excuse that we have always done thus . . .Myrtle Fillmore, How to Let God Help You **VERY IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT… Read More