Gentleness isn’t weakness; it’s strength with a sense of humor.
One of my favorite Holy Days is Pentecost, partly because (thankfully) it hasn’t been co-opted by Western consumerism. Maybe that’s why it comes and…
Social media was not helping me love God and my neighbor. This was not contributing to my holiness. We can’t live in a way that tears down fellow humans.
We need to practice opening the door for the Spirit of God to enter our striving for answers in contradictory times.
Whether you are worn out or burned out, you owe it to yourself and your sense of call to find a place of prayer, then shake the gates of heaven asking for the Holy Spirit to come and fill you, or fill you again.
God’s compassion needs to be experienced and expressed: experienced by us as his people and expressed to the people around us.
We need your Breath of Life, your Spirit-Wind that slowly fills our lungs with quiet life,
that slows our breathing away from
billowing into our cells
the warm, still calmness of being.
When you make resolutions about your life , remember: you are your brother’s keeper; you are your sister’s keeper. You’re a watchman. And where God has placed you, God has placed you on purpose. Watchmen stand in the middle to communicate, to see, to defend. An intercessor stands in the middle on behalf of somebody else.
What is some of the stuff you need to leave behind as you begin the new year? What can you drop off your weary, bending back to make your trek into the New Year a bit easier and far more meaningful?
“Today, patience is one of the greatest gifts we can give others.”