I love a good noisy offering at the end of every October. I love the little girl who talks the […]
Minute of Grace
Welcome to today and a minute of Grace! We walk through life sometimes together, sometimes alone, and always in the presence of the Holy, the one I call God. Check back every Wednesday evening for your next Minute of Grace.
And the truth is, even when knowing that going through the stages of large transitions is what is most helpful, just like learning to run, there are times when you still fall down and end up with scabs on your knees and bruises to your ego. At least that’s my experience both with running and with life-changing decisions that affect not only your own life, but the lives of those around you for whom you care and who care for you.
Spoken word poet, Shayne Koyczan, whose poem “Remember How We Forgot” I’m including from Youtube at the end of the […]
Coinkydinks, have you had many lately? Yes, I’m talking about coincidences, but I like the other word better, it’s more […]
It makes a difference, doesn’t it, in those crossroad moments, if we trust the “God who sees”? I think very rarely does that trust communicate as directly as literally telling us exactly which way to turn. I do however believe that trusting we are seen by the God who loves, gives us the confidence to make that decision in the nudging or urging guidance of the sacred direction we may finally choose to take.
Out of all the things I don’t remember in history class, somehow I do remember Ponce de Leon’ search for the Fountain of Youth and being told it was on the island of Bimini. And actually humans have believed and searched almost since the beginning of time for something that would restore us to some former age we evidently believe was perfect. Some kind of easy fix with the promise of youth, health, and beauty forever.
We all are in different places with our relationship with God and our faith at different times in our stories of life. Sometimes if not most times, we don’t even realize it until or unless we tell a story from a particular chapter and as we hear ourselves remembering it may occur to us where God was in the midst of everything.
I try and learn something new every day. Simply seems like a low bar when we’ve been given such a wonderful and complex and astounding life to live on an amazing earth.
Minute of Grace is off this week. Please enjoy this post from September 2017: The Banana Split Wager
Have you ever experienced things in your life that you’ve done because you couldn’t not do them? I’m aware that’s […]
Grace United Methodist Church is remaining a United Methodist Church. What that means is that we are going to continue to do our faithful best to “Love God, Live Like Jesus, and Serve the World.”
One of my cats, the one that used to roam the wilderness of Shawnee and hunt to keep the population […]