Category: Special Blog Series

A variety of blogs written around a certain theme

NOTICE AND DISCOVER – POWER

(NOTICE AND DISCOVER #3)Monday, July 26th I felt a little ridiculous taking this photo. I didn’t understand why I would be so prompted; I had very little idea of what this cylinder even was. I only knew it had a purpose, obviously something to… Continue Reading “NOTICE AND DISCOVER – POWER”

NOTICE AND DISCOVER – NARROW ROAD

(NOTICE AND DISCOVER #2)Monday, July 19 I actually went past this sign as I walked along in the morning sunshine, but further down the road, I was suddenly nudged to take a photo of these words. Turning back, I snapped the picture – and… Continue Reading “NOTICE AND DISCOVER – NARROW ROAD”

NOTICE AND DISCOVER – WILDWOOD

(NOTICE AND DISCOVER #1)Monday, July 12 On the first day of my “notice and discover” practice, this word – Wildwood – caught my attention on my morning walk. Thoughts and memories of Wildwood Metropark in Toledo immediately came to mind. My friend Nancy and… Continue Reading “NOTICE AND DISCOVER – WILDWOOD”

NOTICE AND DISCOVER – INTRODUCTION

Jim and I have been reading Brian McLaren’s excellent book, We Make the Road by Walking, for our daily devotions. One of our recent morning readings (“Significant and Wonderful”) has really impacted me. Brian writes about the miracle stories in the Bible – such… Continue Reading “NOTICE AND DISCOVER – INTRODUCTION”

PRODUCE GOOD FRUITS

(A SEASON OF NEW GROWTH #12)Wednesday, June 30th My Father is glorified by this, that you bear much fruit and become my disciples. (John 15:8 NRSV) As we finish this series today, let’s think about the final goal, our desired outcome from nurturing our healthy… Continue Reading “PRODUCE GOOD FRUITS”

BLOSSOM IN BEAUTY

(A SEASON OF NEW GROWTH #11)Monday, June 28th For it was you who formed my inward parts;    you knit me together in my mother’s womb.I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.    Wonderful are your works;that I know very well. (Psalm 139:13-14 NRSV) For… Continue Reading “BLOSSOM IN BEAUTY”

PRUNE THE NONESSENTIALS

(A SEASON OF NEW GROWTH #10)Wednesday, June 23rd He has told you, O mortal, what is good;    and what does the Lord require of youbut to do justice, and to love kindness,    and to walk humbly with your God? (Micah 6:8 NRSV) How often have you entered… Continue Reading “PRUNE THE NONESSENTIALS”

WEED WHERE NEEDED

(A SEASON OF NEW GROWTH #9)Monday, June 21st “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust consume and where thieves break in and steal; but store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust consumes and where thieves… Continue Reading “WEED WHERE NEEDED”

WATER THE SOIL

(A SEASON OF NEW GROWTH #8)Wednesday, June 16th Jesus wept. (John 11:35 NRSV) She made her way through the desert of her soulparched by pandemic, politics, and pain;her chin held high, stoic and strong,displaying her optimism as a banner of hope.“God is our stronghold,… Continue Reading “WATER THE SOIL”

DEEPEN OUR ROOTS

(A SEASON OF NEW GROWTH #7)Monday, June 14th I pray that, according to the riches of his glory, he may grant that you may be strengthened in your inner being with power through his Spirit, and that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith,… Continue Reading “DEEPEN OUR ROOTS”