No “shade” from the Son

shade from the sun

One of the advantages of observing Lent is the opportunity to strip away what might be hindering our Christian walk and to focus on what really matters:  our relationship with Jesus and the immense sacrifice He made to reconcile us to the Father. Although I love the comforting words of Romans 8, the beauty of Romans … Read More


Got Superpowers?

wonder woman

I’ve been ruminating on the concept of  superpowers for a while now.  I’m not talking about nation states considered to be the mightiest of them all, but the human traits that can produce miraculous changes in people’s lives. This week (it had to be the week when I planned to write on superpowers!!) some bloggers … Read More


Peace

MLK on peace

Fifty years ago, Martin Luther King Jr. won the Nobel Peace Prize, given annually to “the person who shall have done the most or the best work for fraternity between nations, for the abolition or reduction of standing armies and for the holding and promotion of peace congresses”. He was, indeed, an earthly prince of … Read More


Blessings

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  May The Strong God—may He give you His blessings, Blessings tumbling out of the skies, Blessings bursting up from the Earth— blessings of breasts and womb. May the blessings of your father exceed the blessings of the ancient mountains, Surpass the delights of the eternal hills. Genesis 49: 25-26 (MSG) I’m still in vacation mode. … Read More


Unchained

A metallic chain with an explosed link.

I’m always amazed at how God will let events converge so that I can be unchained from the not-so-necessary and so be able to receive from Him what is truly necessary.  His patience with and grace toward me are priceless! I’m a Type A (mostly), so whether it’s relationships, work, play, health, or social media, … Read More


Creating peace in the midst of the storm

You know something is a tad out of sync when you almost welcome the presence of a hurricane because it means you can have a few days at home.  In relative peace. I made sure to do due diligence pre-Sandy in case she really decided to show off on Maryland.Water?  Check.  Nonperishable food?  Check.  Coolers, … Read More