Tag: hope

OF PIONEERS AND PURPOSES

(This is the last day of Sarah E. Westfall’s Instagram challenge, #liturgyofthesmallthings. Her invitation is to find reasons for hope in our everyday lives.) When I am hiking on wooded trails, I often imagine the pioneers who had to forge their own paths as… Continue Reading “OF PIONEERS AND PURPOSES”

FINDING CONTRASTS AND COMFORT

(This is the third post inspired by Sarah E. Westfall’s #liturgyofthelittlethings on Instagram. Sarah invites us to notice the smaller moments of hope in our everyday lives.) I could not help but notice the dramatic sky on my morning walk today! The contrast of… Continue Reading “FINDING CONTRASTS AND COMFORT”

FINDING REASSURANCE AND RESPITE

Today is my second day of following the prompt, #liturgyofthelittlethings by Sarah E. Westfall. She describes this prompt on Instagram: “Liturgy of the Little Things is not a hunt for silver linings or a way to mask the pain or turn our heads from… Continue Reading “FINDING REASSURANCE AND RESPITE”

…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”

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”

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”

WEEK ONE: BEACONS OF ADVENT HOPE

Sunday, November 28th Light the first candle of Hope. Our soul waits for the Lord;    he is our help and shield.Our heart is glad in him,    because we trust in his holy name.Let your steadfast love, O Lord, be upon us,    even as we hope in you.~ Psalm 33:20-22… Continue Reading “WEEK ONE: BEACONS OF ADVENT HOPE”