There are times when loss grabs us unexpectedly and rips a part of us out. In these times, we recognize that we do need others, we need the Loving, Living, Comforting Presence. Sink into those everlasting arms of Love and know you are not alone.
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Two sisters in their seventies gave me comfort when I was pregnant with my second child who would be born 13 months after my first. I overheard one of them saying that when they were growing up, people always asked their father if they were twins. They were not, but they were not quite aContinue reading “COMMUNITY”
I recently read a quote by Barbara Holmes that said, “Goodness is a first principle of the universe. God declares it on the first page of creation.“ That sparks in me the thought that Creating itself is truly a primary characteristic of God. I have heard that our human ability to create is the imprintContinue reading “In the Image of God”
One year at a church camp for families, the theme was based on the Peter, Paul, and Mary’s “Garden Song.” I didn’t know the song, but parts of it stuck with me: “Inch by Inch, Row by Row, I’m gonna make this garden grow … Inch by Inch, Row by Row, someone bless the seedsContinue reading “HOW DOES YOUR GARDEN GROW?”
Connect. Connect the dots? Connect with new people through Meet Up groups? Connect through writing? Connecting in a COVID world? Teachers trying to connect with students virtually? Parents trying to connect with their teen-aged children? So many thoughts race through my head based on the word prompt, CONNECT. I can imagine that many other thoughtsContinue reading “The Time is Coming”
The third C word from HopeWritersLife to inspire writing is COURAGE. The first story that came to my mind was about a course I took in college called the Sociology of Deviance. The course taught me a lot that is relevant for current events, such as studying restorative justice as opposed to punitive justice. IContinue reading “Take Heart”
Does the word “craft” give you feelings of excitement or does it make you want to cringe? I’m in the second category. I would go to summer camp and bring home my craft creations and my siblings could hardly stand up because of laughing so hard. Girl Scouts, school, art classes – oh my! IContinue reading “It’s Time for Crafts!”