This is the last Friday Five that I will host after some years of presenting the third Friday Five of each month. I was honored to be asked and am grateful for the times of inspiration and laughter from you RevGals who played! Our lives entail many beginnings and endings of periods or chapters. We… Read More
Friday Five: Saints
In a weekly book study I lead, we have been reading and discussing Enduring Grace: Living Portraits of Seven Women Mystics by Carol Lee Flinders, which is about seven saints, even though two of the seven (Mechthild of Magdeburg and Julian of Norwich) are not “officially” saints (as ordained by the Roman Catholic Church). The… Read More
Friday Five: Right NOW
News in our world is overwhelming with politics, tragedy, dissension, and hope. If you prefer for this Friday Five, you may write about any of the current affairs that you are thinking about. However, I suggest that you look at your life at this moment, right now, TODAY: 1. What are you thinking about? 2.… Read More
Friday Five: Hospitals
Hospitals are very much on my mind, because my husband Chuck is having his second knee replacement on Monday. We will be there very early in the morning because he is the first surgery of the day at 7 am. So consider your experiences in the hospital in your various capacities: being a patient; parent,… Read More
Maundy Thursday Prayer
We praise you, Lord, for your gift of Christian community, and we thank you as we humbly and with reverence celebrate Christ’s initiation of our communal eucharist. May we never fail to be grateful for the diverse people who make up the body of Christ, and sustain our faith in each other at times when… Read More
Friday Five: Spring!
I always think that daffodils are harbingers of spring, which arrives today. Although they do not grow here in south Texas, I was able to see them blooming this past weekend in Washington State. For today’s Friday Five, write about five signs of spring that you look for each year and most especially this year.… Read More
“That is what Christianity is all about—becoming lovers. The mission of the church is just loving people. And our confession? What is our confession? It is that we do not know how to love. Until we have made that confession, there is nothing to be learned. We cannot even be a beginner with the beginners,… Read More
All beings are words of God, His music, His art. Sacred books we are, for the infinite camps in our souls. Every act reveals God and expands His Being. I know that may be hard to comprehend. All creatures are doing their best to help God in His birth of Himself. Enough talk for the… Read More
Friday Five: Lent
This is the beginning of the season of Lent. What are your thoughts, hopes, and prayers? For today’s Friday Five, share five things about Lent. If you’d like some guidance, here are a few suggestions: 1. books 2. new ideas 3. websites 4. poems, hymns 5. to do Please share your Lenten ideas in the… Read More
Lord God, you are my strength. Hold my hand in my weakness and teach my heart to fly. With you, there’s nothing to fear, nothing to worry about. Hold me tight in your embrace, so that I can be stronger than the challenges in my life. Amen.