GOOD SUNDAY AFFIRMATION
“O Galaxies of the immense heavens, give praise to my Lord. for he is omnipotent and good. O atoms, O protons, O electrons, O bird-songs, O blowing of the leaves and of the air, in the hands of man as a prayer, sing out the hymn which returns to God.”
–Enrico Medi, Italian Physicist
Cross by LivsGlad
The Exaltation of the Holy Cross
When Jesus said, “And when I am lifted up from the earth, I will draw everyone to myself (John 12:32),” he invites us to partake of his mercy, to sanctify our existence, to give us our daily bread, to lighten our burdens and to bless our families so “May your hearts enjoy life forever! –Psalm 22
Let us be exalted by the Holy Cross.
“What you cannot accomplish is not the will of God.”
–Saint Arnold Janssen
Everything has worth
in the season of creation
the struggle for peace continues
“Beautiful minds inspire others.” –Author Unknown
Painting by Isaac Merdoch
A gentle whisper from God…
Today I walk alongside you
See how I fill the emptiness of the world around you
I am ever present in the garden of your heart
You bless me as I bless you
Walk with me; together we push the darkness away
I am the light of the world
“True humility is not putting ourselves down or refusing to accept a compliment.”
Real humility is a witness to the goodness of the Spirit within us. Humility compliments goodness.
“Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today, I am wise, so I am changing myself.” –Rumi
O predawn beauty
smoky clouds evaporate
dark water glistens
Enchanting getaway – Lake Eufaula, we’ll be back!
OFF THE CUFF Writing
Off we went with our doggies to visit Lake Eufaula in Alabama for Labor Day weekend. Our hotel was perched on the river bank and had a convenient trail for us to walk Lema and Coco-Ranger. As dusk approached we discovered a lonely grave marker nearby this unusual cross. Then a car approached. The man walked over to the cross embracing it with cries of “my God, my Lord.” The woman got out of the car and wrapped her arms around him.
We cherished this sacred moment in silence and returned to our room where…only to realize that my tennis bracelet had broken off my wrist laying on the carpet, probably wrangling the leash with Ranger. It could have happened on our numerous walks outdoors. WOW! Indeed another providential moment.
My afterthoughts of this wonderful getaway – God is always with us wherever we go, ever generous. His goodness is why I share this heartwarming story of the couple at the cross by the lake.