I grew up in a Christian home and I knew Advent had something to do with lighting different colored candles in the weeks leading up to Christmas, but I never really delved into the meaning of Advent any deeper than that until I was an adult.
Friday, February 12, 2016
I started off the Lenten Season, as I usually do, by going to Ash Wednesday church service; by receiving the cross of ashes on my forehead that symbolize my mortality, as I begin to reflect on the immortality of Jesus and the sacrifices he made for me.
Monday, January 18, 2016
Today, as we celebrate the life, and contribution to peace, of Martin Luther King, Jr., may we reflect on words of peace.
The change comes from within ourselves. May we all seek to be instruments of peace. Let us see all people through the eyes of love and acceptance.
Friday, January 8, 2016
Years ago, when I was laid off from my job, and feeling pretty negative about my life and my prospects of supporting myself, I picked up a small, thin, unassuming book called The Power of Positive Thinking, by Norman Vincent Peale.
Thursday, January 7, 2016
Sunday, November 15, 2015
Five weeks ago I embarked on a journey to find a new place to worship. I've attended the same church for 17 years. I raised my children at this church. I saw the congregation work through many changes in that time. I formed close relationships with many, and varied, people who attend worship there. It was familiar, uplifting and, well, a home for me in so many ways.
Thursday, November 5, 2015
Thursday, July 30, 2015
Thursday, July 2, 2015
As much as I hoped, on January 1st that 2015 would be my year, it was not to be. I've had a few physical hurdles to jump. Hospitalized a couple of times for dangerously low sodium; esophegiatis that cause internal bleeding, leading to anemia...