DISCOVERED. DISAPPOINTED… Tuesday with Ryan! … 8/3/2021

I typed “disappointed” into my phone. At least, I thought I did. When I looked back over it, “disappointed” was now “discovered”. That is more positive! But not quite the same. But I liked it and decided to leave both words. I left both words because it made me think of the Olympics. Those athletesContinue reading “DISCOVERED. DISAPPOINTED… Tuesday with Ryan! … 8/3/2021”

WAKING UP!… 7/29/2019 … Thursday

No matter what, we can wake up and remind ourselves of our potential and of the holy strength and love that holds us up. When we have been centered and awakened to the beauty and joy around us, then we can also wake up and work through the places where we might have lost ourselvesContinue reading “WAKING UP!… 7/29/2019 … Thursday”

WHAT DOES IT TAKE?!… 7/28/2021 … Wednesday ..

What do you think your potential is? Do you think it matches what your Creator sees as your potential? One of the reasons that I love the Olympics is seeing people realize they have greater potential than they thought. One of the issues I have with the Olympics is the stress it can put onContinue reading “WHAT DOES IT TAKE?!… 7/28/2021 … Wednesday ..”

OPEN WIDE YOUR HEARTS

Prayer Starters 7/26/21-8/1/21: M: To use your gifts to help others;T: For safety and goodwill at the Olympics;W: To live in your full potential;TH: To be aware of God Moments;F: To respect the personhood of people of all ages;SA: To be grounded by your faith;SU: To enjoy each moment.

TREMBLING BONES… 7/23/2021

How do you handle those little, under-the-surface fears? The ones about your health, your abilities, your future, your family, your finances, your broken down car, etc.? Do you know what I am talking about? My prayer this morning is to keep affirming your faith in a Loving Holy Spirit who comforts, helps, advocates on ourContinue reading “TREMBLING BONES… 7/23/2021”

IS THIS IMPORTANT?….7/22/2021…Thursday Thought

Sometimes I can get caught up in things that feel important, upset me, drive me nuts, etc. Then I catch a glimpse of what is truly important. That happened this morning. I wasted over an hour with the phone company. Then, I realized I was way behind schedule and opened my planner and up popped,Continue reading “IS THIS IMPORTANT?….7/22/2021…Thursday Thought”

….YOU ARE SOMEBODY….….. Sunday, 7/18/2021…. … Home Communion …

Barriers between people. Divisiveness, violence, emotional upheaval, fear. This is not who we were created to be! We were made for so much more. We were made to be in relationship, to teach and learn without judgment, to be overflowing in joy and love, peace and patience, goodness and generosity. The celebration of Christ’s TableContinue reading “….YOU ARE SOMEBODY….….. Sunday, 7/18/2021…. … Home Communion …”

STEPPING OUT .. 7/15/2021 …Thriving on Thursday

I have a tendency to pull away into my own world, especially if there is conflict. I have discovered that no matter what our personalities or coping traits are, we can step out in faith. And, in stepping out, it is okay if we don’t get it all right, as long as we are livingContinue reading “STEPPING OUT .. 7/15/2021 …Thriving on Thursday”

Popeye, the Sailor Man, with Spinach……… July 2, 2021 … Friday

Do you remember Popeye? When he needed strength, he popped open a can of spinach and poured it in. Paul makes a similar statement that he is fine when people call him weak because that lets the power of Christ show through him. For the celebrations of Independence Day in America, I am grateful andContinue reading “Popeye, the Sailor Man, with Spinach……… July 2, 2021 … Friday”