It started me thinking about the many times I experience other situations where I feel completely discombobulated and out of sorts. Sometimes I wish I had a place or a way to recombobulate and regroup.
Do you remember playing dominoes? It is one of our “go to” family games. Typically we scatter the dominoes face-down on the table for each person to take a few. Then by matching the dots on the tile, each player proceeds to create a line or a “train” in hopes to be the first one…
When we said our final goodbye, surrounding her in the
Tight circle of family she had created in her womb…
Whom she had nurtured and served all her life,
It was to release her to the freedom of heaven,
To the great love of God and all who had gone before.
Sometimes my intentions drift like snow.
Christmas, more than any other time, is the season when all is supposed to be “merry and bright”. The hymns, carols, movies, and decorations shout “joy” to the world. This makes it even harder when we are in turmoil and we put on that paper face smile trying to hide that fact that we are grieving the absence of a loved one, the loss of finances, an illness that has robbed us of our abilities, or the challenges of 2020. When we are struggling, it feels like we are walking in a constant darkness, unable to see or embrace the light.
Sometimes the most disappointing defeats have taught me the greatest lessons in flexibility, perseverance, tenacity, integrity, and dedication.
Sometimes our burdens blind our ability to experience the peace and joy that the Lord wants to give us.
Would I have come away from that experience knowing that I had just witnessed the presence of the Living God? Or would I have been more enamored, like a child, with waving of the palm branches, the excitement of the crowd, and even the donkey?
I hope that I would have the awareness of the presence of my Savior and savor the experience of standing on Holy Ground.
Hi Friends! These are unprecedented times and each of our lives have been disrupted. I’ll be working on a new devotion- Distraction of Disruption. But in the meantime, I wanted to give you this resource. Some of you may have seen this online through Facebook or Instagram. It’s my Required Retreat Worksheet. It is my…