Category: Simply Soul Searching Blogs

…AND YET

Thank you, Brightest Love and Light,for showing us that we still mightshine with your love and peace.Your love will shine and never ceaseto remain with us in every day through your small, ordinary way… The breaking of dawn, long shadows on the lawn, the… Continue Reading “…AND YET”

THIS…

I hope that regular readers have come to know that my blog posts are intended to encourage, uplift, and then prompt us all to share God’s love in the world.I hope that my words give inspiration, comfort, and kindness.I hope to remind readers of… Continue Reading “THIS…”

POEMS AND PRAYERS (INSTAGRAM CHALLENGE)

This week, I participated in the annual HOPE*WRITERS INSTAGRAM CHALLENGE. Each day, we were given a word and invited to share an image and our thoughts on that theme. I thought I would share my contribution here, too. May you find many blessings this… Continue Reading “POEMS AND PRAYERS (INSTAGRAM CHALLENGE)”

ENJOYING THE JOURNEY

Back in January, when the fresh new year once again sparked my overzealous goal setting, I decided to pursue my dream of hiking the 17-mile trail at Oak Openings Preserve Metropark later this year (when the weather cools and the bugs disappear). I am… Continue Reading “ENJOYING THE JOURNEY”

SCATTERING SEEDS

A sower went out to sow his seed; and as he sowed… some fell into good soil, and when it grew, it produced a hundredfold. (Luke 8:5,8 NRSV) Yesterday I listened to an inspirational podcast on Everyday Spirituality.* This episode, “Music and Spirituality” was… Continue Reading “SCATTERING SEEDS”

MENTORING MOMENTS – TURNING THE TABLES

THURSDAY, APRIL 7THA TIME OF SHARED STRUGGLE When we meet with Jesus today, he first shares a little background information. In the story we now remember on Palm Sunday, Jesus had just entered Jerusalem on a donkey with the crowds gathered around him –… Continue Reading “MENTORING MOMENTS – TURNING THE TABLES”

MENTORING MOMENTS – FAIR IS UNFAIR

TUESDAY, MARCH 29THA TIME FOR A STORY Jesus has a longer story to tell today, so he begins right away… For the kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out early in the morning to hire laborers for his vineyard. After agreeing with… Continue Reading “MENTORING MOMENTS – FAIR IS UNFAIR”

MENTORING MOMENTS – LIGHT OF THE WORLD

MONDAY, MARCH 28A TIME OF COMFORT Today our mentor Jesus shares a deeply comforting promise, a reminder of his presence with us. He simply says… I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness but will have the… Continue Reading “MENTORING MOMENTS – LIGHT OF THE WORLD”

MENTORING MOMENTS – SOIL CONDITIONS

TUESDAY, MARCH 22NDA TIME FOR A STORY It is time for a story with our mentor, Jesus. As he begins, we may recall this parable, the story of the gardener who scatters the seed of God’s loving word. We get comfortable in our seats… Continue Reading “MENTORING MOMENTS – SOIL CONDITIONS”

POTENTIAL

During these winter months of chilly and often dreary days, my hope of seeing a beautiful sunrise has been my motivation to walk each morning. As I observe the quiet reverence of the early morning glow, soon followed by the glorious joy of the… Continue Reading “POTENTIAL”