Accept

Lately a lot of things have been on my mind. I see so many of my friends hurting, some even pulling each other apart. People keep rejecting, leaving, and shattering each other. Why though? Can we all not unite even with our differences? How much better would our world be …

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Answered.

I’ve been trying to write for a very long time. It seems that each time I come to write, I find that I don’t have any answers, any solutions for my troubled heart, or for my many questions so I give up. I used to be able to start writing …

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Close your eyes

What happens when you close your eyes? What do you see? Who do you see? When I close my eyes, I see my community, my friends, and my family. I see peace, prosperity, protection. What do I see? Once in a while, I won’t see these things. Instead I will …

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Living or not?

I recently heard a sermon with a message that stuck in my head. When you don’t have anything to live for, you will live for anything. Many people nowadays are alone or bored. They don’t have a job, they are not in school, or they lack something else to do. Most of …

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Sacred Space

I was inspired to write about this by my pastor in my class. Sacred space – A space or time that is open to feeling and hearing God, when you take the time to stop and breathe and be filled with wonder. When I walked into the cafe, where this …

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Reflection Fridays: Encounter & Psalm 8

Take a few moments to read and reflect through Psalm 8. As you read, think about God, His creation, and you.  What thoughts come up as you read? 1 Lord, our Lord,     how majestic is your name in all the earth! You have set your glory     in the heavens. 2 Through the …

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Recovering Wonder

This moment is profound. It is significant. I’m not doing anything. I am sprawled in a recliner, twenty feet from the ocean. This is the extent of my activity. Submerged in sunshine, I contemplate life and the panorama before me. I can see surging breakers, rolling over an azure ocean. …

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Snow, Fresh Faith & a Sense of Wonder

I’d love for you to imagine the moment you saw snow for the first time.  Maybe you just came from another country that doesn’t have a white winter, or maybe you were two years old when you were awestruck with the small delicate flakes that floated to the ground. You …

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Priceless

A common thing I have seen with most of the people I have talked to and helped is that they feel worthless. They say things like “I’m not worth your time.”, “You probably have better things to do.”, “Nobody actually loves me”, “If I told you then you would hate …

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