It's January 2022. Happy New Year!! Across the globe, hope-filled humans are shaking off the dust of 2021 (and scrubbing off the residual grime of 2020) and collectively taking in a deep breath of HOPE for a more loving and joy-filled 2022. Let's be a part of that tribe! Yes! Let's be part of the … Continue reading Spiritual Pruning: Part 3 “Unruly Vines”
Life is different during a global pandemic, not only in the day-to-day activities but even in how we celebrate. Masks and safe social distancing. Handshakes and hugs replaced by elbow and toe-taps. Restrictions from visiting family members. Virtual meetings, birthday parties, church ... virtual living! It doesn't feel the same. And for many (including myself), … Continue reading REBLOG: The Valley of Dry Bones and Failures
I'm of an age that my body has taken to growing warts. One of my sisters calls them barnacle warts, but since I'm not 100% sure that mine are like hers, I have simply named mine "old lady warts". The first one showed up on my right leg. When it got annoying, I went to … Continue reading Spiritual Pruning: Part 2
It is inevitable that sooner or later, life will deal a hard blow to your soul and to your spirit. The abandonment of a parent, the betrayal of a friend, the divorce of a spouse, the death of a loved one … different types of losses but common in that each one can and often … Continue reading The Empty Chair
Knowing is not the same as believing. If we were to be brutally honest, maybe we don’t believe all that we say we do. Unbelief often lives in the space between Fact and Truth.
For the past few months, I have been listening repeatedly to a message series entitled "Fruitfulness". Repeatedly? Yes. About six times so far, and still counting. Because I've learned something about myself over the years ... and it's probably true of you too. I don't hear everything that's said on the first hearing! Or the … Continue reading Spiritual Pruning: Part 1