Memories, Memories

Birthdays make me reflective and as I get older the more reflection I seem to need. I just had my birthday and I have been contemplating memories of the last 72 years.  I find it hard to believe that I’m in my 70th decade and it is even harder to believe I survived all those … Continue reading Memories, Memories

A Christmas Prayer

Inspired by a poem by Robert Louis Stevenson Loving God, Help us remember the birth of Jesus, that we may share in the song of the angels, the gladness of the shepherds, and worship of the wise men. Let us close the door of hate and open the door to Peace and in the window … Continue reading A Christmas Prayer

Overwhelmed with Sadness – Prayerful Tuesday

I have been trying to think about what to say about the Umpqua shootings but my heart is breaking and my mind won’t process this.  So I am asking you for your prayer this week to write letters to your legislators about gun legislation, talk to your neighbors about keeping safe, and get involved in your community … Continue reading Overwhelmed with Sadness – Prayerful Tuesday

Prepare the Way – Prayerful Tuesday

Matthew 3:3 This is the one of whom the prophet Isaiah spoke when he said, “The voice of one crying out in the wilderness: ‘Prepare the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.’” Unfortunately I never had children.  However, I have been blessed to be Grammy to my husband John’s two youngest grandchildren.  I remember how excited I was to hear our Daughter-in-Law, Laura, tell us she was pregnant and … Continue reading Prepare the Way – Prayerful Tuesday

Un-Birthday Surprises – Prayerful Tuesday

  “I have come to believe that God, Truth, Beauty, Love—all those concepts I associate with the Divine—are not things that are “found” at the end of the path, like the post of gold at the end of the rainbow, but rather are what I experience on the journey as I travel through life—or perhaps, … Continue reading Un-Birthday Surprises – Prayerful Tuesday

Party with Prostitutes – Prayerful Tuesday

Last week a friend posted this video of Dr. Tony Compolo and I thought I’d share it with you this morning. I really don’t need to add anything except the following two requests. If you know someone who is in need of love give it to them. Don’t let stereotypes get in the way of … Continue reading Party with Prostitutes – Prayerful Tuesday

Birthday Celebrations

When you were born, everyone was laughing but you were crying.  Live your life so that when you die, everyone is crying, but you are laughing (Islamic hadith) Today March 11, 2014 is my birthday and let me get this right out front; birthdays are not my favorite days in the year! I do have … Continue reading Birthday Celebrations