So, today I'm sharing this wonderful song sung by Amy Grant. It's appropriate because today's Gospel reading for our Liturgical Year is from Luke 1:26-38 on this Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe. It's what we call "The Annunciation" when the archangel Gabriel asks Mary if she will play her crucial role in the Salvation … Continue reading Breath of Heaven…
Today's Gospel reading, the 2nd Sunday of Advent, is from Matthew's Gospel. It tells us of the revolutionary John the Baptist. He was amazing and kind of scary. So filled with the Holy Spirit that it shot out of his heart and into his voice, and his message motivated people! Some people were motivated by … Continue reading Prepare Ye the Way of the Lord
I haven't been writing much lately. Well, that's not correct; I've been writing a lot, but it's been assignments for some of my theology graduate courses. And those same classes have kept me really busy and then I got sick after Thanksgiving. I think my 4 year old granddaughter gave me her cold, but I … Continue reading It’s All Yours
Today's Gospel reading is one of my absolute favorite New Testament accounts. You know the one. Jesus is approached by a Roman Centurion who asks Jesus to heal his servant. Everyone agrees that this Soldier is a good man and so Jesus says he will go with this 'enemy of the people' to do as … Continue reading MATTHEW 8:5-11
"I think the best thing we can do is let people know that each one of them is precious." - Fred Rogers, in A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood My husband and I saw A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, the new movie starring Tom Hanks, on Sunday afternoon. It was a beautiful day! And … Continue reading A beautiful day…
OK, everybody! Here's my latest favorite song! Three reasons: great lyrics, fun melody, fabulous message! I always need the music that accompanies the words that move me to be great. If they aren't working together for the good of the whole, I lose interest fast. And this little ditty is great from start to finish. … Continue reading The Reason
Yesterday I participated in a Labyrinth walk. If you've never heard of one, don't worry about it. Neither had until 2 weeks ago. My grad course on Spiritual practices included an introduction to this medieval practice and the retreat center/mission where my class takes place has an actual labyrinth emblazoned on a very large canvas. … Continue reading Good things take time
Sometimes I have trouble forgiving myself for past mistakes. You? Oh, and how we can begin to sink to the depths of self-pity and despair. But listen: we don't have to go there! You don't have to go there! You are forgiven. Jesus forgave you and redeemed you. He forgives and redeems us all. So, … Continue reading History
"..believe in a love that is being stored up for you like an inheritance, and have faith that in this love there is strength and blessing so large that you can travel as far as you wish without having to step outside it.” - R.M. Rilke I don't know much about Rainer Maria Rilke other … Continue reading Beauty and Terror – thoughts on “Jojo Rabbit”
Because today’s Gospel reading is the one I reference here, I thought I would share this again! God bless you!
I heard this song in my car last week. I was touched deeply by the words. I’m kind of a ‘words’ person when it comes to songs. I need them to make sense, to flow logically, to be beautifully placed next to each other. I need them to be meaningful and thoughtful. And then a nice melody to accompany these words makes the song complete.
Reckless Love is one of those songs that I was moved by as I heard the words sung within the confines of my car and they reached into my heart. So here’s the link below. Give a listen and understand that God really does love us with reckless abandon. Anyone who leaves 99 behind to search for the one lost sheep is reckless. That’s the point of the story Jesus tells to his followers.
He will never leave anyone behind. And that, this Army wife…
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