Personal, Religious, Spiritual Journey Thursday

Cheerleaders

The subject of today’s Spiritual Journey first Thursday is CONNECTION. It’s Doraine Bennett’s one-little-word for this year. I’ve been thinking about connection and connections for several days now and the more I do, the more I realize it’s a big concept. Many of our tools (like the computer I’m typing on) need a connection to… Continue reading Cheerleaders

Religious, Spiritual Journey Thursday

RISE – Spiritual Journey (first) Thursday

It’s the day for our Spiritual Journey (first) Thursday link-up. Today we focus on Leigh Anne’s one-little-word for 2017—RISE. What Could RISE mean in my day-to-day life, I asked myself as I considered what to write. I quickly realized RISE is a very versatile word with lots of meanings and ways I regularly encourage myself… Continue reading RISE – Spiritual Journey (first) Thursday

Personal, Religious, Spiritual Journey Thursday

Sounds

By now you’ve probably switched calendars, thought about—maybe even listed—a few resolutions and goals for the year, and caught yourself writing 2016 instead of 2017 a time or two. Plus, you may have chosen your one-word for 2017. The custom of choosing a word for the year has been around for a while. I’m not… Continue reading Sounds

Personal, Spiritual Journey Thursday

Fine Dining

I love the one-little-word SIMPLIFY, Linda Kulp's word that we are exploring this week. (I think I will chose it one of these years.) I love a clean counter top in my kitchen, my desk cleaned off at the end of the day, Friday afternoons when all my house surfaces gleam after dusting. I love… Continue reading Fine Dining

Form poems, Personal, Religious, Spiritual Journey Thursday

On the Threshold

I seem to have impatience in my DNA. WAIT—Holly Mueller's one-little-word for 2016—would probably be a good choice of a word for me one of these years. In the spiritual realm we've been told quite plainly to wait for God—to reveal the next step, to act on our behalf, to bring about His desired result,… Continue reading On the Threshold

Personal, Religious, Spiritual Journey Thursday

Mindfulness

UPDATE: I am totally blown away! Poetry Friday friend and children's author extraordinaire Tabatha Yeatts has been doing poem / song matchups. Today she matched "Mindfulness," below with some absolutely gorgeous music! Have a listen as you read ... and then pop up here again to enjoy the beautiful scenes that accompany this plainsong chant.… Continue reading Mindfulness

People, Public Domain, Religious, Spiritual Journey Thursday

Delight

A week ago, waiting in the doctor's office, I spent some of the time people-watching. A mother and her 18-month-old caught my eye. The little guy, still in his foot PJs, was full of sauce (he was obviously not the sick one). He kept wriggling from Mom's lap and wandering off into the nursing station… Continue reading Delight

Religious, Spiritual Journey Thursday

Intent (do not spare)

do not spare - After Isaiah 54:2 rise with optimism shower with sweet-scented soap dress in fine denim eat with appetite drink from a large mug serve with a smile teach with imagination parent with compassion heal with mercy and gentle hands buy with foresight sell with honesty drive with caution sing with gusto play… Continue reading Intent (do not spare)

Personal, Religious, Spiritual Journey Thursday

Faith (Rough Ride)

Faith is hard to define and, I think, becomes evident not by what we say but how we live. Our life demonstrates what we really believe in. I see that Justin (who has chosen FAITH as his one-little-word for 2016) has added the modifier "blind" to it. For me, faith is rarely completely "blind" in… Continue reading Faith (Rough Ride)

Religious, Spiritual Journey Thursday

Selah

I was intrigued by the word "Selah" when I first saw it on our list of one-little-words a few weeks ago. This will be interesting, I thought. When I started working on Michelle's one little word this week my initial intuition was confirmed. Selah doesn't have a sure meaning. "Selah" by the dictionary is: "An… Continue reading Selah