Endurance in Hope

Endurance in Hope

“May God, Source of Hope, fill you with Joy and Peace through your endurance in Faith, so that your hope may increase by the power of the Holy Spirit”  (Romans 15:13) Ever find yourself wondering what qualities you have, what qualities others see in you?...
Do You Hear What I Hear?

Do You Hear What I Hear?

Imagine a gathering in Chicago of thousands of people and 9-12 different countries represented.   What if a profound moving message was being spoken by a few persons from a remote village, how would each person hear  it  in that specific language? We are soon...
Pause, Pause, Pause

Pause, Pause, Pause

The theme for our silent women’s retreat weekend was Sacred Speaking, Sacred Listening.  Some of my preparation for this weekend included an awareness of kinds of speaking I do.  There are instant reactions, quick responses, hurried answers, instinctive decisions, and...
God Names the Stars

God Names the Stars

In our clear, cold, winter nights, we may be drawn to notice more clearly the brightness and the vast multitudes of stars. Ancient peoples all over the world seemed to notice the stars, saw significance in them, and often expressed awe and wonder. They looked to the...
Rediscover the Farmer’s Almanac

Rediscover the Farmer’s Almanac

Recently when looking for some leisurely reading material, I chose the 2018 edition of the Farmer’s Almanac. This is the 200th year of providing what the editor describes as “containing early American at its best, delightfully threaded through with a...