Gift of Goodness

Gift of Goodness – December 4, 2021

A bit of goodness to start your day.

Keeping hope alive. As God’s people were about to head into exile, God delivered hope through a promise. Someday, this will all be over—a King would come who would make all things new. Christmas celebrates the hope that God sent Jesus to fulfill that promise and rescue creation once and for all.

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Gift of Goodness – December 2, 2021

A bit of goodness to start your day.

The Light of Christ is Coming. Advent and Christmas are all about Christ coming to earth to give us hope. On that cold, quiet, star-filled winter’s night in a little, poor cave in Bethlehem, God was born into our world. The Almighty came into the world as a small, poor, innocent baby adored only by his mother and father and some animals. Yes, this child is the reason for our hope, infinite hope, because he is an infinite God making an infinite act of love for us. To permit my soul to be filled with this quiet, gentle hope, what noise within my heart first needs to be shut off?

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Gift of Goodness – December 1, 2021

A bit of goodness to start your day.

Waiting is hard. The process of waiting is rarely enjoyable, and it is often uncomfortable, uncertain, and frustrating. Waiting feels passive, too much like inaction which is hard to do in our action-oriented world. Yet waiting is an important aspect of faith. It is a time of preparation, of drawing close to God, actively anticipating the movement of God.

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Gift of Goodness – November 30, 2021

A bit of goodness to start your day.

Living in Hope. The purple Prophet’s candle we lit on the Advent wreath this past Sunday reminds us to have hope. During this liturgical season of vigilance, of waiting and watching, we prepare our hearts for our hope.

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Inspiration

Reclaiming Peace

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Another blow.  Why can’t we catch a break?  These were my thoughts as I drove my husband to the emergency room. He had only been home from the hospital 20 days after previous admissions adding up to more than 200 days following his bone marrow transplant last year.  Sometimes it is just too much to be surrounded by all the suffering, the uncertainty life brings, and waiting in the fear of the what ifs.  The blanket of heaviness can descend upon me covering me in darkness when all I want to do is bask in the light. 

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Inspiration

What Are You Thirsting For?

In this first week of Lent, I am realizing how my heart is being purified to be undivided.  It has been a challenging week where we truly entered the frigid desert here in Texas with a historic storm that crippled our infrastructure.  This arctic storm took away our power and electricity, water, internet, and spotty phone service.  To whom did I turn?

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