Tag Archives: spiritual life

Gift #792: Bibbity – bobbity – boo!

From the moment I saw a glittering shoe with a butterfly coming to rest on it as a teaser before Maleficent last spring, I have been thrilled about the upcoming film Cinderella.  The animated version was full of magic and … Continue reading

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Gift #791: Knitting Crisis and other Lessons

I hope that you will excuse my blogging absence for the past several days.  I was having a mid-knit crisis.  As in the case with a mid-life crisis, a mid-knit crisis arises when one takes stock of the passing of … Continue reading

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Gift #765: Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Today we honor the memory of a great man who was courageous enough to speak against structured wrongs in our society and work creatively to right them.  His voice still speaks today as we continue to wrestle with the same … Continue reading

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Gift #743: Christmas miracles

One of the things I love most about Christmas is the music.  Many of the songs we sing at this time of year are carols written hundreds of years ago.  They still have relevance for our culture and touch a … Continue reading

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Gift #734: Thanksgiving Praise #5

Are you ready for the second half of Psalm 145 today?  I’ve been looking forward to it all day and it is worth the wait.  We move from generations recounting God’s works to a meditation on the character of God, … Continue reading

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Gift #733: Thanksgiving Praise #4

The Psalm we will enjoy for the next two days is a bit lengthy, so I’ve decided to split it up into two days so as not to rush our meditation on it.  The first part of Psalm 145 draws … Continue reading

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Gift #730: Thanksgiving Praise #1

In this week leading up to Thanksgiving, we will be spending our time together reflecting on some Bible passages that reverberate with praise.  It has been hard to narrow them down for this year to fit within a week, but … Continue reading

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Gift #708: Company of trees

It has been a hectic and difficult time for my family recently, and I find myself wearied with the stress, disappointments, and nagging worries that have been biting at my heels.  As I’ve tried to muster strength for myself and … Continue reading

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Gift #689: Feathers of love

I believe I know God’s love language to me…. feathers! On several occasions when I have been in need of special encouragement, He has provided feathers for me.  This may sound a little weird, but He knows how much I … Continue reading

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Gift #654: Garden delight

This beautiful poem is etched on a plaque at the entrance of Denver Botanic Gardens.  While one of the stanzas is well known, the poem in its entirety is a lovely piece of work and I’d like to share it … Continue reading

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