Sunday, 30 June 2013

Point your kids in the right direction—
    when they’re old they won’t be lost. (Pr 22:6 MSG)

Saturday, 29 June 2013

When the ways and means by which God works interpenetrate the ways and means by which we work, we have a name for it: Holy. EPeterson

Friday, 28 June 2013

Let the rain come and wash away
the ancient grudges, the bitter hatreds
held and nurtured over generations.
Let the rain wash away the memory
of the hurt, the neglect.
Then let the sun come out and
fill the sky with rainbows.
Let the warmth of the sun heal us
wherever we are broken.
Let it burn away the fog so that
we can see each other clearly.
So that we can see beyond labels,
beyond accents, gender or skin color.
Let the warmth and brightness
of the sun melt our selfishness.
So that we can share the joys and
feel the sorrows of our neighbors.
And let the light of the sun
be so strong that we will see all
people as our neighbors.
Let the earth, nourished by rain,
bring forth flowers
to surround us with beauty.
And let the mountains teach our hearts
to reach upward to heaven.

Amen. (Rabbi HKushner)

Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Sunday, 23 June 2013

2 Corinthians 6: 11-13
I can’t tell you how much I long for you to enter into this spacious life. We didn’t fence you in. The smallness you feels comes from within you. Your lives aren’t small but you’re living in a small way. I’m speaking as plainly as I can and with great affection. Open up your lives. Live openly and expansively.

Saturday, 22 June 2013

My sheep recognize my voice.

I know them, and they follow me.

I give them real and eternal life.

Thursday, 20 June 2013

Talk is cheap

Actions speak louder than words.

Walk the talk.

Love your neighbour.

Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Your children are learning a story.

What story are you passing along?

Sunday, 16 June 2013

Father's Day advice...

What kind of wisdom are you passing on to the younger generation?

Saturday, 15 June 2013

Friday, 14 June 2013

Living is the adventure of a lifetime!

Get in the game!

I'm feeling a strange urge to break into dance or start singing at the top of my lungs!!

Thursday, 13 June 2013

The notion that religion is dull, stupid and sleepy is abhorrent to God, for He has created infinite variety and He loves to surprise us. If you are weary of some sleepy form of devotion, probably God is as weary of it as you are. Shake out of it, and approach Him in one of the countless fresh directions. FLaubach

Wednesday, 12 June 2013

The presence of God is the concentration of the soul's attention on God, remembering that He is always present.

I know a person who for forty years has practiced the presence of God, to which he gives several other names. Sometimes he calls it a simple act-a clear and distinct knowledge of God - and sometimes he calls it a vague view or a general, loving look at God -a remembrance of Him. He also refers to it as attention to God, silent communion with God, confidence in God, or the life and the peace of the soul. To sum up, this person has told me that all these descriptions of the presence of God are merely synonyms that signify the same thing, a reality that has become natural to him.

My friend says that by dwelling in the presence of God he has established such a sweet communion with the Lord that His spirit abides, without much effort, in the restful peace of God. In this center of rest, he is filled with a faith that equips him to handle anything that comes into his life. (The Practice of the Presence of God)

Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Monday, 10 June 2013

Sunday, 9 June 2013

Saturday, 8 June 2013

Don’t fret or worry.

Instead of worrying, pray. Let petitions and praises shape your worries into prayers, letting God know your concerns. Before you know it, a sense of God’s wholeness, everything coming together for good, will come and settle you down. It’s wonderful what happens when Christ displaces worry at the center of your life.

Friday, 7 June 2013

People get ready...

“Change your life. God’s kingdom is here.”

Thursday, 6 June 2013

Spiritual -

Who's life do you want pulsing through your veins?

John 7:37-38
On the last day, the climax of the festival, Jesus stood and shouted to the crowds, “Anyone who is thirsty may come to me! Anyone who believes in me may come and drink! For the Scriptures declare, ‘Rivers of living water will flow from his heart.’”

Wednesday, 5 June 2013

God does not put us in charge of forming our personal spiritualities.

2 Corinthians 3:16-18
Whenever, though, they turn to face God as Moses did, God removes the veil and there they are—face-to-face! They suddenly recognize that God is a living, personal presence, not a piece of chiseled stone. And when God is personally present, a living Spirit, that old, constricting legislation is recognized as obsolete. We’re free of it! All of us! Nothing between us and God, our faces shining with the brightness of his face. And so we are transfigured much like the Messiah, our lives gradually becoming brighter and more beautiful as God enters our lives and we become like him.

Tuesday, 4 June 2013

Spiritual -

Only you can be fully yourself. Ask God to help you live that reality out.

Monday, 3 June 2013

Spiritual -

Let God mould you into all that you can be.

Sunday, 2 June 2013

Spiritual -

Spend time with the Master - Jesus Christ.