Living in Community

This month, as we feel the tensional pull of the reflection of Holy Week and the more joyful celebrations of Easter Sunday, I am particularly drawn to this painting by Rogier van der Weyden called “The Seven Sacraments Altarpiece.”  I have asked several friends of mine, who just happen to be women pastors, to comment…

Why We Pray: Imitation

Confession: I struggle with dieting. I find it difficult to give up all the little ways I indulge myself each day. A small piece of chocolate…a few chips…and bit of extra cream in my coffee… you know what I mean:) I have found the trick is to commit totally to living a healthier life style….

Why We Pray: Seeing

Looking back through some blog posts, I was drawn into this series I did in prayer and I thought it might deserve another run. I hope you find peace and inspiration.

Creating Your Picture of Paradise

Have you ever stopped to envision your picture of Paradise? Since, as Christians, it is our ultimate goal, it might be healthy for our soul…to get a clearer picture of our future home and along the way we might uncover important sign posts of how to create a more heavenly atmosphere around us. I’m not…

Changing the Vibration

Somehow I keep allowing Satan to get his punches in on me… I keep allowing him to give me these total body blows to my self-esteem and positive attitude. Sometimes it happens in one great big sucker punch bringing me to my knees as I become blinded by emotional and spiritual pain. But most times,…

Armchair Pilgrim

As we enter into this month of harvest, I must admit that the idea of pilgrimage has recently held a certain fascination for me. Not sure why…but maybe it is the idea of journey… to a far away land… to discover untold mysteries and to enlighten my spiritual mind. While I do enjoy travel, I…

Virgin Dreams

In light of recent events in the news that remind us that there are predators who take advantage of young women’s dreams… I became attracted to this painting by John Everett Millais called “Eve of St. Agnes.” It is a painting that endeavors to capture on canvas a moment expressed in a poem by John…

Umbrella Trends

My Process Most weeks, when I sit down to write my blog, I have know idea where the Spirit will take me. I have found it very helpful to have the framework of a series to latch onto and sometimes this will mean that I have a list of points I would like to make throughout…

Sabbath Rest

This painting by French artist James Tissot (1836-1902) really captured my attention this week. I loved all the little details he chose to pack onto his canvas. It seems to me that he might have been trying to capture a quiet Sunday afternoon in his home. A woman is shown reclining and reading a newspaper…

Abundant Rest

Out of Control/In God’s Hands Since I am someone who frequently has trouble sleeping, I am impressed by people who can fall into a heavy sleep while the world rushes by all around them. To let go of all concerns…to turn off the mind and fully “crash” into sweet oblivion. To not worry about what…