My friend Leslie sent me a surprise gift, a book, with a hand-stitched bookmark that said Let Go...or Get Dragged. It makes me smile every time I see it and also makes me wonder how she knew that this is my daily hardest spiritual challenge. 2020 and 2021 have proven to be an epic training… Continue reading Let Go…or Get Dragged
Poet Emily Dickinson wrote it beautifully, The soul should always stand ajar.... In Jesus Calling by Sarah Young it is written this way, as if Jesus is saying it to us, Come to Me with empty hands and an open heart, ready to receive abundant blessings. (Jesus Calling, April 27 entry) I recently spent a… Continue reading A Soul Ajar
It was the bluebonnets that did it for me. This weekend we made a five hour trip across Texas to see some of our loves. I've lived in Texas my whole life. Never have I seen the bluebonnets out like they are this year. And not only the bluebonnets, but all their friends, showing off… Continue reading Are You Up for a Challenge?
Today Holy week begins. When I worked full time in a church, it always meant the beginning of a mountain of work and activity as we journeyed through various worship services service heading toward the marathon of Easter Sunday. We set the worship schedule to appeal to everyone's scheduling needs, expectations and preferred styles, ending… Continue reading What a Week
Did you know spring cleaning is a phenomenon across the world? It must be wired into us, the need to clean after the dark night of winter is over. Spring cleaning happens across cultures and religions. According to Wikipedia, some researchers trace spring cleaning back to the Iranian Nowruz, the Persian new year, where khaneh… Continue reading A Spring Cleaning for the Soul