Christian living, Personal

Choosing a word for the year

"Waterlilies" - painted card by Violet Nesdoly Do you have some favourite routines or rituals that you go through at the beginning of the year? To my mind, starting a new calendar with a new “last name” lends itself to several traditions that I’ve enjoyed for many years. One of them is choosing a word… Continue reading Choosing a word for the year

art, Art News, Prayer, Quotes

The sun rises on something new

Happy New Year! Here we are, already seven days into 2022. How is the year treating you so far? Have you made (and perhaps broken) resolutions? Are you trying something new? I am! My family knows what to give me at Christmas these days. A gift card to my favourite art supply store gets 5… Continue reading The sun rises on something new

Personal, Religious

2018 one-little-word reveal (Spiritual Journey Thursday)

Welcome to the first Spiritual Journey Thursday post of 2018. Today I and my SJT friends are unveiling our one-little-word choices for the year. My trusty altar-ego Power Shot is here to do the honors in a storyboard sequence. Take it away, PS! So there you have it, folks. My word is FOCUS. Frankly, I… Continue reading 2018 one-little-word reveal (Spiritual Journey Thursday)

Poems by others, Public Domain, Religious

The Gate of the Year

Seventy-five years ago, in December of 1939, Britain was at war. It's easy to forget, knowing what we do today, that at the time no one knew how that war would end. That year in his Christmas message King George VI ended his 9-minute broadcast with the lines of an obscure poem by a little-known… Continue reading The Gate of the Year