Monday Moment, June 17th I was walking in my favorite neighborhood one morning when I spotted a nail in the road. I picked it up so that it wouldn’t puncture a tire the next time someone drove by. But as I kept walking, I found many more nails strewn all over the road! That morning… Continue reading Helpers Along the Way
Monday Moment, June 10th Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice. Philippians 4:4 (NRSV) My morning walk was absolutely glorious. After a long winter, I relished walking in the warm sunshine, under blue skies, alongside greens and blossoms and blooms. I appreciated the freedom of less outerwear- no cap, mittens, or coat. My… Continue reading Walking With Joy in All Seasons
Monday Moment, June 3rd Last week, my dear friends- the ministry/office staff of St. John- took me to lunch as I was finishing up my time and position there. As we were eating, Pastor Michael invited the staff to share some of the things they most appreciated about me. They didn’t know this at the… Continue reading Say The Words Now
Monday Moment, May 27th Springtime in West Virginia is so lovely! Crocuses, tulips and daffodils rise up to border and brighten my walking path. Dogwood and Redbud trees add sprinkles of white and purple among the green hills. Colorful peonies gift us with a delightful fragrance from their beautiful blooms. Except for the sneezing, I… Continue reading Blooming
Monday Moment, May 20th Philippians 1:6 (NRSV) I am confident of this, that the one who began a good work among you will bring it to completion by the day of Jesus Christ. A few months ago, I was feeling blissful about our new life in West Virginia. After having so many aspects of our… Continue reading Puzzles and Purposes
Monday Moment, May 13th Do you ever experience those frustrating times when “not bothering” to do something creates more of a bother later? I do quite often- and these usually happen when I am “just” going to do something quickly. Thinking I have a simple task that shouldn’t take much effort, that very lack of… Continue reading Why Bother?
Monday Moment, May 6th Isaiah 45:8 (NRSV) Shower, O heavens, from above, and let the skies rain down righteousness; let the earth open, that salvation may spring up, and let it cause righteousness to sprout up also; I the Lord have created it. The other day poor Jim was caught in a downpour as he was… Continue reading After the Storm