A few years ago, I was introduced to the idea of choosing a word for each new year. I’ve found that this practice serves as a very helpful guide all year long, sometimes prophetically so! There are several sites on the internet that offer reasons and help for choosing a word. The concept is that… Continue reading What is Your Word for 2017?
(A Definition Reflection for Christmas Day) PRESENT You are present. Existing. You have always been and always will be. You are present. Current. You are with us, in us, at this very moment. You are present. Attentive. You are listening, helping and always at hand. You are present. Here and now. You are not a… Continue reading (A Definition Reflection for Christmas Day)
Thank you, Richard Rohr! Yesterday’s meditation is perfect for this week’s Love theme. “Brothers sisters, it’s not really what we do that matters; it’s the energy with which we do it.” https://cac.org/disciples-love-others-2016-12-20/
As we add symbols of love to our Advent wreath, we are reminded of one of the ways we may share our love with others- through our gift of hospitality. Jacob’s love was shown by his faithful persistence and determination in the work he promised for Rachel. Love changes our perspective in our service; our… Continue reading Wednesday- Candle Lighting Devotional: The Love in Hospitality
3. Love Shared From God Light the candles. Read Psalm 143:8-10 The psalmist pleads, “Let the morning bring word of your unfailing love”- a good way for all of us to begin our day! In the hustle and bustle of this Advent season, we will be blessed if we take a moment each morning to… Continue reading Tuesday- Fourth Week of Advent
2. Love Shared with Difficult Ones Light the peace, hope and joy candles. Read Leviticus 19:18 Leviticus includes all of the commandments Moses presented to the Israelites. In this verse we read the commandment, “You shall not take vengeance or bear a grudge against any of your people, but you shall love your neighbor… Continue reading Monday- Fourth Week of Advent
The Fourth Week of Advent: LOVE As our final touch to the Advent wreath we will add our symbols of love: photos, hearts, Valentines, or any meaningful small items. We all have the love of God, and we share the love of God with others- family, friends, and even strangers. This week of love is a… Continue reading Sunday- The Love Layer