Category: A Season to Sense; A Season to Shine

GRIEF AND GRATITUDE – A CHRISTMAS DAY REFLECTION

Christmas Day, December 25th I stood on my favorite hilltop during my walk yesterday as tears flowed. We had so hoped to finally have our family reunited for Christmas after six years, to see our sons after more than two years. As we anticipated… Continue Reading “GRIEF AND GRATITUDE – A CHRISTMAS DAY REFLECTION”

A REASON TO SENSE, A REASON TO SHINE

CHRISTMAS DAY, December 25th(All the Senses of the Season) In that region there were shepherds living in the fields, keeping watch over their flock by night. Then an angel of the Lord stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and… Continue Reading “A REASON TO SENSE, A REASON TO SHINE”

20. TOUCH WITH HEALING LOVE

Friday, December 24th (Christmas Eve)(HANDS) But Jesus took him by the hand and lifted him up, and he was able to stand. ~ Mark 9:27 (NRSV) He stretched out his hand and touched him, saying, “I do choose. Be made clean!” Immediately his leprosy was cleansed. ~… Continue Reading “20. TOUCH WITH HEALING LOVE”

19. TURN WITH DEFIANT LOVE

Thursday, December 23rd (NOSE – CHEEK) “You have heard that it was said, ‘An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.’ But I say to you, Do not resist an evildoer. But if anyone strikes you on the right cheek, turn the… Continue Reading “19. TURN WITH DEFIANT LOVE”

18. GUARD WITH GENTLE LOVE

Wednesday, December 22nd(MOUTH) Set a guard over my mouth, O Lord; keep watch over the door of my lips. ~ Psalm 141:3 (NRSV) Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart    be acceptable to you,    O Lord, my rock and my redeemer. ~ Psalm 19: 14 (NRSV)… Continue Reading “18. GUARD WITH GENTLE LOVE”

17. LISTEN WITH UNDERSTANDING LOVE

Tuesday, December 21st(EARS) If then there is any encouragement in Christ, any consolation from love, any sharing in the Spirit, any compassion and sympathy, make my joy complete: be of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind. Do… Continue Reading “17. LISTEN WITH UNDERSTANDING LOVE”

16. WEEP WITH COMPASSIONATE LOVE

Monday, December 20th(EYES) Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and the God of all consolation, who consoles us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to console those who are in any affliction… Continue Reading “16. WEEP WITH COMPASSIONATE LOVE”

WEEK FOUR: EMBERS OF ADVENT LOVE

Sunday, December 12th Love is patient; love is kind; love is not envious or boastful or arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice in wrongdoing, but rejoices in the truth. It bears all… Continue Reading “WEEK FOUR: EMBERS OF ADVENT LOVE”

15. CLAP WITH APPRECIATIVE JOY

Friday, December 17th(HANDS) Clap your hands, all you peoples;    shout to God with loud songs of joy. For the Lord, the Most High, is awesome,    a great king over all the earth. Psalm 47:1-2 (NRSV) For you shall go out in joy,    and be led back in peace;the… Continue Reading “15. CLAP WITH APPRECIATIVE JOY”

14. SPREAD THE FRAGRANT JOY

Thursday, December 16th(NOSE) But thanks be to God, who in Christ always leads us in triumphal procession, and through us spreads in every place the fragrance that comes from knowing him. For we are the aroma of Christ to God among those who are being… Continue Reading “14. SPREAD THE FRAGRANT JOY”