The word YOURis the path on whichwe move from MYto become OUR. My lifemy vocationmy giftsmy financesmy blessingsmy timemy world have all been graciously given from you, God. Help me to find the true ‘possessive perspective’… Your lifeyour vocationyour giftsyour financesyour blessingsyour timeyour world So that all I have been graciously given may be shared… Continue reading Five Minute Friday: YOUR
The cairn as a course correction, placing us on a better path to our final destination. Mistakes have the power to turn youinto something better than you were before. (Unknown) When I began this series, I didn’t have all of the information on cairns that I do now. Recently, Jim and two other dear friends… Continue reading Cairn #3: A Course Correction
Two years ago, Jim began serving as a pastor of a small Lutheran church here in West Virginia. This faith community has faced some difficult challenges and trials, so there are very few people left. Our leaders recently decided to sell the church building and to become a “church without walls.” What I find beautiful,… Continue reading Five Minute Friday: Church
My daily journal writing generally follows the same format. I record and review what happened the day before, and then reflect on any lessons or insights I have learned. I finish by asking God, “What would you have me know today?” While this routine has provided me with a treasured keepsake of memories, it has… Continue reading You Are a Drop in the Bucket
The cairn as a guide for our path. “Hikers use cairns as a form of navigation by placing loose stones in small piles and adding as time goes. This however has been of great concern as inexperienced hikers have unwittingly disrupted the cairns which confuses more experienced hikers in the Scottish back country who solely… Continue reading Cairn #2: A Guide for Our Path
Today’s Five Minute Friday prompt is the word, COULD. To me, could feels like an invitation, a possibility… How could I make the most of this day? How could I know peace in the middle of uncertainty? How could I bring joy to someone who is sad? How could I dream beyond the mundane? How… Continue reading Five Minute Friday: Could
The cairn as a symbol of designation, a sacred moment noticed and set apart. “The sacred moments, the moments of miracle, are often the everyday moments.” ~Frederick Beuchner It was a difficult and unsettled time for my children, as their dad and I were going through divorce proceedings. Everything about their lives had changed, and… Continue reading Cairn #1: A Marker of Significance
Early each Friday morning, I awaken and immediately check my cell phone for the latest prompt from Kate’s Five Minute Friday online community. I also check to see if Andrew’s latest post is up- he is always the first to write, even as he battles terminal cancer. I then begin mulling my ideas from the… Continue reading A Different Five Minute Friday: Where Do You Go in the Silence?
In these last few weeks, the silences and struggles to connect with Jesus continued. I knew that I was to keep showing up, keep inviting, and keep waiting. But this morning, I had to ask Jesus, “Why have I been struggling to find a question to ask you?” Karen, we have already talked about the… Continue reading (Week 10) Why Have I Been Struggling…?
Each new morning, I center myself in God as I walk, pray and ponder. I return home feeling strong and peaceful, refreshed for the day ahead. But in recent months, as the day goes on, the worrisome news keeps coming, and my body and mind begin to grow weary, this peace often gives way to… Continue reading Cairns for Our Journey (Introduction)