Verbally to family and dear friends… but I also express my love through my actions and doing for others. And I rather look at those situations as not expressing “my” love exactly, but being a kind of conduit for God’s love. I’m putting flesh on God’s love so it can be seen and felt by someone.
Breathing in the Spirit and trusting God, knowing that’s the source of any inner strength I may possess.
I’ve been drinking more tea and different kinds of tea through the day, so I’ll continue my tea explorations.
There are many such instances, and I wonder what other opportunities have presented themselves – and I didn’t recognize them. So part of the ‘happenstance’ may be the awareness I bring to the moments of my day….
As Mary did, I will ponder these things in my heart. They’re not for posting….
I try to understand what they are facing… I’m more compassionate. But (to be honest) sometimes I’m just puzzled and flummoxed.
I might just be getting a glimpse of how God sees things.
I would like to thank each of you on this site who pay attention to the life of the Spirit… and are companions on the journey. I am grateful.
God’s first message at Creation is “It’s good….”
Yesterday, it was my 5 year old granddaughter, with her energy, her delight in cutting paper and taping it together in different patterns, her chatter as she worked, narrating her imaginary stories. So “in the moment” where I want to be more often. Here. Just here – and delighted to be!
Nourish her; strengthen her; thank her….
Breathing in God. Breathing out God… Having God’s Spirit and essence enliven me and then returning that Spirit to the people and world around me.
Savor unexpected moments…
After spending half the day and all last night with them, I’m also with grandchildren (5 & 2 years old) for the next 24 hours,, while their mom and dad are away.. If that doesn’t put more awe and wonder in my day, nothing will!
I’ll go straight to the pecan roll, thank you.
Thank you, Nelson. I am going to ponder (and use!) that phrase… “This is good because…” Your post is a gift to me today and I’m grateful.
Seed catalogs get us through the winter, don’t they?! Signs of hope and belief in the future!
The perfect reply!
Have a happy, blessed birthday and blessings on the next year of your life.
Thank you for this, Holly. Sometimes I feel that the “doubt” we have about being essential is also a necessary component (or a balance somehow) so that I remember my appropriate place in things. I am mortal; I am a creature; I will die. And yet, mystery of mysteries, God has created me and loves me and invites me into contributing of this ‘self’ (this ‘essence’?) to God’s purposes. When I’m aligned with divine purpose and the essence of t...
Thank you for this, Holly. Sometimes I feel that the “doubt” we have about being essential is also a necessary component (or a balance somehow) so that I remember my appropriate place in things. I am mortal; I am a creature; I will die. And yet, mystery of mysteries, God has created me and loves me and invites me into contributing of this ‘self’ (this ‘essence’?) to God’s purposes. When I’m aligned with divine purpose and the essence of the divine, oh then I am indeed “essential”…. What a calling for a mere mortal, eh?
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