March 23, 2010

Have Visions. Dream dreams.



SCRIPTURE: Joel 2:28   And it will come about after this That I will pour out My Spirit on all mankind; And your sons and daughters will prophesy, Your old men will dream dreams, and Your young men will see visions.  (NAS)

REFLECTION: My mother, though not a young “man,” envisioned being an artist and a dancer. For complex reasons, those visions never came to fruition. She went on with her life, raising a family while working full time. When she retired her husband, my stepfather, transferred in his job so they could relocate to New England.

     Released from her child-raising and employment demands, she blossomed. She passed her (more…)

March 2, 2008

BUSY—I’M SO BUSY!!! Lent Devotion #28

SCRIPTURE: Matthew 11:29 “Take My (Jesus’) yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.”

REFLECTION: Remember the Sabbath? Or are you too busy to note its passing, something easy to do while living in a culture that prizes a business model?

The almost universal greeting, ‘I am so busy,’ is said with no small degree of pride, as if our exhaustion were a trophy and our ability to withstand stress a mark of real character. The busier we are, (more…)

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