Tag: love

A Cup of Love: Isaiah 7:10-14

 December 22, 2020

Today I raise a cup of love and reflect on Isaiah 7:10-14 as we light the last purple candle on the Advent wreath. The Word Love Love is a much used and abused term in the English language. We use the same word to describe how we feel about certain foods, such as pizza and […]

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Psalm 128: Blessed

 June 18, 2020

When asked what was necessary for happiness, Freud didn’t go on a long philosophical discourse. He said “Love and work… work and love, that’s all there is.” He may very well have been referring to Psalm 128. Psalm 128 Another wisdom psalm, Psalm 128’s focus, like Psalm 127, is that happiness comes from fear of […]

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Easter Week Six – Remembering Mom

 May 10, 2018

This weekend we celebrate Mother’s Day. It is a day set aside to celebrate the special women in our life. It is a day for remembering mom! It didn’t really hit me that I was a mother until that Mother’s Day after my twin daughters were born. I was now a mom with a capital […]

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Psalm 21: Would You Like to be Queen for a Day!

 May 8, 2018

“Would you like to be queen for a day?” the announcer would shout at the beginning of the TV Show “Queen for a Day.” You can, Psalm 21 tells us! I remember watching as a kid. Even then I thought it was a little strange as four women were selected out of the audience and told […]

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How Much Is too Much?

 November 8, 2017

Season of Gratitude How many times do I need to say, “I love you,” before someone believes me? Once? Twice? Seventy times seven? Can I ever say it too much if I truly mean it? How many times do I need to say, “thank you,” to change an attitude? Once? Twice? Seventy times seven? You […]

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Love Renewed

 May 8, 2017

Easter – Season of New Life So many years of marriage with heated arguments, sometimes uncomfortable silence. So many struggles raising children, balancing family and careers, juggling schedules. Could it be, now that the children are gone, now that we’re settled in our careers . . . Could it be that the embers of love […]

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Valentine’s Day!

 February 14, 2017

Ordinary Time, Valentine’s Day Hearts and flowers, flowers and hearts. Again we water down a saint, St. Valentine, and a word – love! (more on Valentine) Valentine isn’t given a day in the church calendar and yet society has chosen this day in recognition of love. Love is more than hearts and flowers and candy. […]

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Look to your Heart!

 February 1, 2017

Ordinary Time “Look to your heart,” the yoga instructor kept telling me as my eyes rolled back into my head while trying to master shoulder stand. “Look to your heart and just do it. Don’t let the brain get in the way.” When my eyes went to my brain, I thought I was going to […]

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Moving Beyond Fear

 January 10, 2017

From whence comes this recurring fear–this crippling, paralyzing fear–catching me unaware? Past experiences remind me I have reason to fear. Thus I never permit myself to be too happy; eventually fear will pull me, push me from rosy heights. Because of the past, I fear the future, always expecting disaster to be lurking around the […]

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The Mystery Continues, the Promise Remains!

 January 4, 2017

Christmas – Season of Promise Love conquers all–so we’ve been told. But sometimes love appears to be on the losing side in our world. Ultimately, however, love will prevail, if not in this life, then in the next. For God so loved the world that he sent his Son and he continues to send his […]

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