Saturday, January 17, 2015

Hope for Healing

While I am still plodding away at combining my various blog sites, I wanted to share this linked post with you.  My heart breaks to see the pain and suffering in this world.  I want to bring healing, don't you?  Here's a look at our path to healing:


 Giving Our Wounds Away
http://freestock.ca/conceptual_g65-mending_a_broken_heart_p2490.html



Saturday, December 20, 2014

How is your eyesight?

kind eyes
The natural world offers amazing glimpses of the Creator.  When God spoke the world into being, a part of His very self was represented in everything.  Eyes exercised to see Him bring amazing blessings, even life itself!  God is always present, omnipresent; we need to learn to see Him.  When I received my first pair of eyeglasses, I was amazed at the vibrancy and detail of the world around me.  Tools that correct weaknesses are valuable.  But some vision problems simply require a bit of ‘eye exercise.  Focus, dimensional depth and attentiveness issues diminish with a bit of intentional eye exercise.  Our spiritual eyesight is improved in the same ways:  corrective aids and disciplined exercise.
For the rest of the story, visit:  http://www.thebottomline.co/faith-religion/eye-exercises/

And today's piece:  Is Christianity Any Good for the World?

3D chalk art
Perception and reality often are poles apart.  The impact of Christianity on the world is a prime example.  The tendency to perceive Christianity as negative and limiting is rampant.  Increasingly, the world reacts to Christianity as a negative, often trying to silence it.  Yet there is transformational power in Christianity!  In fact, volumes have been written on the realities of life transformed by Christian thought.  As we celebrate how our faith has changed the world, we gain confidence in its power to continue to change the world!

That's on the same website:  http://www.thebottomline.co/faith-religion/is-christianity-any-good-for-the-world/

Friday, December 12, 2014

Another Piece on Peace!

Peace in this time of unrest seems to be my heart cry as I write...and this piece continues the theme.


Dove
‘Peace on earthy, good will to men,’ chimes the world at Christmas time. The words of the old carol “I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day” was birthed in a time of civil unrest and personal heartache.  The present day turmoil threatens to trap us in the verse that proclaims in despair:  ‘…and in despair I bowed my head:  There is no peace on earth, I said.  For hate is strong and mocks the song…”  That need not be:  Longfellow found the Truth in Christmas and proudly proclaimed it.  We must too!