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}

Advent, Encouragement, hope

Lighting the Candle of Hope {Meditations on the First Sunday of Advent}

In a world spinning with busy, I find calm in simple traditions that bring pause ...breath ...hush ...wonder.  The season of Advent -- those precious weeks leading up to the day we celebrate the arrival of the Savior ...the One we've been longing for ...waiting for ...hoping for. Taking this time to stop, reflect and… Continue reading Lighting the Candle of Hope {Meditations on the First Sunday of Advent}

Encouragement, Enjoying God's Presence, Holy Spirit

From Sandy Shores to City Sidewalks ~ Finding Peace in the Moments

Walking barefoot along the sandy shores of a beautiful ocean is one of my  favorite things in all the world to do.  This year I had an unusual gift of being able to do that for 14 plus days in a row.  Life-giving! Finding heart shaped shells and rocks along the way, talking things out… Continue reading From Sandy Shores to City Sidewalks ~ Finding Peace in the Moments

Encouragement

Longing for a Perfect World

I broke something the other night.  My peace shattered. You see, it seems I notice everything and with that, I'm laser-focused on anything that might be remotely harmful to anyone.  Our grands are coming in next week and a broken glass episode is one of my worst nightmares.  Well, actually, I have several but this… Continue reading Longing for a Perfect World

Encouragement, God's Love, Jesus

A Dance of Love and a Diamond Ring

This is a glimpse into a love story that began before time itself.  A love so deep and so wide that I think it will take the rest of my life to tell it all. Today's story begins with a dance of love from reflections one morning on Damon Pond in Massachusetts,  August 16, 2017… Continue reading A Dance of Love and a Diamond Ring