Advent, Christmas, Encouragement

The Center Candle {{Meditations on the Last Day of Advent}}

The last four days for me have felt like living in a cocoon, wrapped with sadness and no energy source inside.  In mechanic's terms, it's been like a car completely out of gas with an engine profusely leaking oil ...leaving one blown engine ...emotionally and physically. But in the late hours of Christmas Eve or… Continue reading The Center Candle {{Meditations on the Last Day of Advent}}

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Advent, Encouragement, Jesus, Peace

Seeking Peace ~ Sharing Peace {Meditations on the 4th Sunday of Advent}

“Glory to God in the highest, And on earth peace, goodwill toward men!” Luke 2:14  (NKJV) It's the angel choir singing with all their might ..."Glory to God in the highest ...Peace, goodwill toward men."  We sing with them on this fourth Sunday of Advent.  The Angel's candle flames the  message bringing joy to all… Continue reading Seeking Peace ~ Sharing Peace {Meditations on the 4th Sunday of Advent}

Advent, Christmas, Encouragement

Preparing for Peace {Meditations on the Second Sunday of Advent}

We lit the second Advent candle today ...the Bethlehem Candle.  It lights the way in preparing for the arrival ...the arrival of the Holy house guest -- the Savior, Jesus Christ. Mary and Joseph had very little to call their own as they traveled to Bethlehem.  The law required them to make their way to… Continue reading Preparing for Peace {Meditations on the Second Sunday of Advent}

Encouragement, God's Love, Prayer

Stomping it out with Jesus

At first I was burdened--heavy hearted-- but after several blows, I was rippin' mad.  Mama bear mad.  The devil had dished out his fury and this mama went stompin' it out with Jesus in the garden and in the name of Jesus declaring, "Enough!   Get your filthy hands off my boy!  He belongs to Jesus!"  … Continue reading Stomping it out with Jesus

Encouragement, Family, Following Jesus

The Anniversary of New Life { Finding Life :: A 30-Day Challenge }

It's the first anniversary since my Mom entered into her new life beyond this world.  Today I remember her life and her journey and the gift of our time together.  Life! The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still… Continue reading The Anniversary of New Life { Finding Life :: A 30-Day Challenge }

Encouragement, Faith

Hope for the Broken

I've come to realize I don't really like broken things.  I have a strong urge to fix them ...immediately!    If something was made to work a certain way, then work a certain way it should.  Anything less is ...well, irritating.  Somewhere in the idealistic-perfect-wanna-be-world of my mind, things are made to continue doing what they… Continue reading Hope for the Broken

Encouragement, Faith, Family, Life, Life Decisions, Moving

Finding Home

Finding Home ... There's a weaving and a wandering to life with many twists and turns along the way.  The highways become like the tape of a reel-to-reel motion picture with a cast of actors merging on and exiting off at different mile markers. In the coming and going, finding home seems hard.  You lose… Continue reading Finding Home