Category: Simply Soul Searching Blogs

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”

HERE FOR A GOOD TIME, NOT A LONG TIME

Monday, February 7th When I was a freshman in college, I shared a dormitory room with four other young women. One of our roommates, Linda, was a bit more “carefree” than the rest of us. She smoked nonstop, never made her bed, left her… Continue Reading “HERE FOR A GOOD TIME, NOT A LONG TIME”

SERENITY: THE “SOMETHING MORE”

Monday, January 31 Now when Jesus saw great crowds around him, he gave orders to go over to the other side… And when he got into the boat, his disciples followed him. A windstorm arose on the sea, so great that the boat was being… Continue Reading “SERENITY: THE “SOMETHING MORE””

HOW HOPE REMAINS

A REFLECTION AND A BENEDICTIONJanuary 24th REFLECTION: I took this photo a few years ago, but this week it captures the way hope feels to me these days. My hope is believing the cloud will eventually pass. My hope is sensing a brighter day… Continue Reading “HOW HOPE REMAINS”

MAPPING 2022

The Lord went in front of them in a pillar of cloud by day, to lead them along the way, and in a pillar of fire by night, to give them light, so that they might travel by day and by night. Neither the pillar of cloud… Continue Reading “MAPPING 2022”

A NEW BEGINNING – A REFLECTION ON RESOLUTIONS

(Tuesday, January 4th) I had such good intentions, God,as we entered ’22.I planned to set all sorts of goalsfor things I’d try to do;each resolution I would makewould help me to honor you.But I became distracted –and then it was day two. I truly… Continue Reading “A NEW BEGINNING – A REFLECTION ON RESOLUTIONS”

EXPECT MORE OF THE SAME

December 31, 2021 (New Year’s Eve) As I stand on this threshold between the old year and new, I look ahead with the hopeful optimism that comes from fresh starts and new beginnings. I look ahead with the peaceful gratitude that comes from the… Continue Reading “EXPECT MORE OF THE SAME”

6. PEACEFULLY REST

Monday, December 6th(EYES) I will both lie down and sleep in peace;    for you alone, O Lord, make me lie down in safety. Psalm 4:8 (NRSV) Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives.… Continue Reading “6. PEACEFULLY REST”

THOUGHTS ON A FOGGY MORNING

In these early autumn mornings the hills awaken and cast off their blankets to greet the sun, covering those of us who walk the valley. The fog envelops me as a shroud of infinite mystery and unknowing and yet the fog embraces me as… Continue Reading “THOUGHTS ON A FOGGY MORNING”

WELL, AT LEAST…

When my loved ones and I are saddened by trials or misfortunes, I often find myself saying, “Well, at least…” and then naming a few reasons to be grateful. While isolating during the pandemic, I would say to Jim, “Well, at least we have… Continue Reading “WELL, AT LEAST…”