You had me at “deep slumber”. This past week has been particularly stressful. So many details inside my head, afraid of dropping the ball or something slipping through the cracks--wondering if God’s “got this?” Ever feel like that? Then I read Sunday’s first Scripture readings and I was stopped dead in my tracks. The passage was about King Saul and his army in hot pursuit of David, hunting him down in a jealous rage. We saw how King Saul was sleeping in his camp surrounded by
Does your life spark joy? If you, like millions of others, have watched “Tidying Up with Marie Kondo” on Netflix or read her best selling self-help book on getting your life organized, you know of what I am sparking, I mean, speaking. While I do not subscribe to the Shinto religion that is the underlying spirituality of the “KonMarie” method I do see the good that is coming from her “tidying up” revolution. (Just FYI-Marie spent five years of her life as a Shinto shrine maide
“'Therefore I am now going to allure her; I will lead her into the wilderness and speak tenderly to her. There she will respond as in the days of her youth, as in the day she came up out of Egypt. 'In that day,' declares the Lord, 'you will call me ‘my husband’; you will no longer call me ‘my master.’... I will betroth you to me forever; I will betroth you in righteousness and justice, in love and compassion. I will betroth you in faithfulness, and you will acknowledge the Lo
Astounded. That’s all I can say. Finding out that I was pregnant at age 42 was quite the shocker. I had been feeling a little funny, tired and achy, but thought I was just catching a cold. When it persisted while visiting a friend in Texas I mentioned my symptoms and shrugged it off. Then when I was hardly able to eat at dinner, she began to stare at me and cocked her head asked, “Melissa, could you be pregnant?!” At first I laughed, then I thought, “Oh my gosh! What if she’
Week 6: Joyful Hope- Finding meaning to your experiences. To find peace in transforming your thorns into helping others who experience your pain.
Goal of the Week: Discover God’s Promise: I will give meaning to your life
Our Response: Invite God to work through you to help others Day 34: Quote: "It is not for His gifts that I continue in prayer but because He is the true life. It is not so much by hope but by bonds of love that I am drawn. It is not for gifts, but for the