Bear Witness

In regard to my earlier post about this Shall We Dance movie quote… “We need a witness to our lives. There’s a billion people on the planet… I mean, what does any one life really mean? But in a marriage, you’re promising to care about everything. The good things, the bad things, the terrible things,…

Considering

If God gives such attention to the appearance of wildflowers—most of which are never even seen—don’t you think he’ll attend to you, take pride in you, do his best for you? Matthew 6:30 God considers you, considers us, above all else. Consider Verb. To think carefully about (something), typically before making a decision; To think…

Who You Say I Am

I have been binge listening – is that a thing? – “Who You Say I Am” by Hillsong United for two weeks now. It is an anthem, a cry to my heart when I need a reminder that nothing in this world rules who I am. Who am I that the highest King Would welcome…

Don’t let the moment pass

Everyone is dealing with something. Don’t let them deal with it alone. I do not have much more to add to that statement other than I know it’s not often that easy or simple. I know it’s not easy to open yourself up to someone else’s pain and struggles. It’s particularly hard when the struggle…

The way out

As we give focus to World Mental Health Day (October 10), we are reminded that we have the opportunity to come alongside those who are going through a season of distress, of unknown upheaval and of needing to acknowledge the struggle to journey through it. Our journey to health can bring light to others in…

Small Things Well

Small things well. Doing things well means you are striving to do more than just the task at hand or to just “get the job done”. You choose to care about the why and the outcome, as well as the level of effort put forth in the busyness of the task. Always care about the…

Peace

We are not called to be peace keepers. We are called to be peace makers. What is the difference? One turns from or ends up ignoring conflict thinking, if we do not engage it, it will eventually go away. The other acknowledges conflict, takes it on in a healthy manner to diffuse so all parties…

Not by sight

・・・ Even though these are not my own words, I had to share because I find them so impactful and profound. I hope you do too. // May you begin to live more by faith than you do by sight. May you trust-with your whole heart-that God has already gone ahead of you, cleared the…

Beautiful Day

This song will forever be related to September 11th for me. I had the “All That You Can’t Leave Behind” CD on constant repeat at that time and “Beautiful Day” was my alarm every morning. On 9/11/01, I woke up to the synthesizer intro and Bono’s voice…then turned on Good Morning America to the sight…

Renew

There are days when renewal is a must! You realize you have been sitting in a funk or you have been so stressed that you’re so tense no massage therapist could give you release. Maybe what you need is to just give up! I don’t mean give up like the world would define, but let…

Lament

Lament noun: lament; plural noun: laments 1. a passionate expression of grief or sorrow – wail, wailing, lamentation, moan, moaning, weeping, crying, sob, sobbing, keening; jeremiad; complaint  2. a song, piece of music, or poem expressing sorrow – dirge, requiem, elegy, threnody, monody; keen 3. an expression of regret or disappointment; a complaint I heard this beautiful song, “Weep…

Forgiven

Monica Lewinsky is in the news again. • The Hill – Monica Lewinsky She was in Israel to speak & be interviewed in front of an audience. What was respectfully agreed upon before the interview was completely ignored by the interviewer and she asked Monica about Clinton. Monica promptly said she could not do this…