Holidays as Holy Days

Holidays as Holy Days

Happy Holidays! This is a greeting/sentiment you will most likely hear during the next several weeks. Probably many of you reading this blog post are aware of the root meaning of our English word “holiday”.  It comes from the Old...
Walking in Peace

Walking in Peace

Perhaps you have heard the following thoughts: Man is not at peace with other men because he is not at peace with himself. And, man is not at peace with himself because he is not at peace with God. So, in today’s blog, I want to ponder with you, what it means to...
Walking in Joy

Walking in Joy

I remember hearing years ago, a simple description of how to distinguish Happiness from Joy. It was said that happiness is dependent upon external happenings or circumstances, while having joy is not dependent upon circumstances. That is, if things are going well, I...
Walking in Love

Walking in Love

I suspect the word, if not the very idea of “love” is one of the most used and perhaps misunderstood word in the English language. We usually equate love with our emotions/feelings toward something or someone we truly enjoy. We say, “I love hot...
Smelling The Flowers (Joy!)

Smelling The Flowers (Joy!)

Yes, I know, take time to “smell the flowers” may be a tired cliche, but like most familiar sayings, they are repeated often because they resonate with us, strike a need, a hunger, desire, wish, longing, or experience common to being human. If this is...
Walking by the Spirit

Walking by the Spirit

I’m sure you’ve heard sermons, read books, and heard teaching on “walking by the Spirit”. While cognitively I might grasp this, experientially, I seem to forget as I slip back into a performance mode motivated and animated, not by the Spirit of...
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