Joy Uncovered

In this third week of Advent, we light the pink candle that represents JOY. This week’s advent candle may be the most difficult of all. A friend lost her husband suddenly last week. Another is grieving over the loss of a marriage. For some, this is the first holiday without a loved one. Family membersContinue reading “Joy Uncovered”

Hope in a Hopeless World

We are in the first week of advent. In the church, Advent means the weeks leading up to the birth of Christ. Often this is represented by lighting a candle, specifically purple in color, to signify the hope of the coming of Christ. In the Old Testament, God’s people had strayed so far from Him.Continue reading “Hope in a Hopeless World”

Seasons of Harvest

This month’s blog posts will center around the theme of Harvest. While most of us are not farmers and do not rely on a physical harvest of crops for our livelihood, we can all relate to the changes a harvest brings. A fall harvest brings farmers to the end of a season of growing andContinue reading “Seasons of Harvest”

To Be Known – Part 1

In my home as a child, we always had what we needed but seldom an abundance of anything…except books. I always had a book to read and cherished the stories on those pages. If I have carried anything from my childhood over to my own children it is a love for reading. I read aloudContinue reading “To Be Known – Part 1”

Fibromyalgia Awareness Day

I would have preferred skipping over it. I nearly did. I couldn’t bring myself to write about this condition that has taken over our home and family. This year Fibromyalgia Awareness day coincided with Mother’s Day. I didn’t have the emotional stamina to focus on both. We don’t need a day to be aware ofContinue reading “Fibromyalgia Awareness Day”

The Unholiness of Holy Week

The word sacred has lost its meaning in our world today. Human lives aren’t held sacred as we defile life by dehumanizing it. Homes aren’t deemed sacred as families are splitting exponentially. God certainly isn’t considered sacred as our choices reflect a lack of respect and fear. This week leading up to Easter or ResurrectionContinue reading “The Unholiness of Holy Week”

A Time to Renew

Renew. There is something about that word that makes me feel refreshed. It is my word for the year that I wrote about in the beginning of January. I have been on a journey of mental, spiritual, and physical renewal. Just checking in with my readers who have a “word” for their year. How isContinue reading “A Time to Renew”