RSS Feed

Category Archives: Inspirational

Peace in the Rain

Posted on

Underneath my house is a small sitting nook. As it rains I am marching in place in the nook to the tune of Roy Ayers “Everybody Loves the Sunshine.” Nearby Grace relaxs on a chair.
We are in the midst of quite a lot right now but even during the rain we can find time to relax and get some peace.

Squirrelcapades

Posted on

Today, Grace AKA “Diva Cat” and I sat out back and watched two squirrels chase each other up and down the big tree in my yard.

For the squirrels fun. For us peace.

A Place for Peace: Sitting In the Darkness With Prayers for Light

Posted on

Right now, my back yard is a source of sanctuary. Need the peace. 

 



Social Distancing – The Mental Kind

Posted on

We are all getting more acquainted with Social Distancing.  Health experts have warned us that this is what is needed to stop the spread of the coronavirus.  For our lives, sakes and the sakes of others’ lives and health, we have been asked to create physical space when shopping or visiting neighbors and friends.

Still, for some, that may not be enough.  There are a lot of people who need to “social distance” in their own homes.  Some of us also need to distance ourselves mentally from less than positive influences.  We need to practice  Social Distancing of the mental kind.

 

 

The Value of Rest

Posted on

It’s estimated that domestic cats spend 15 hours a day sleeping.  Their physiology demands that they sleep to recover from activity.

Reverend  Dr. Howard John Wesley, the pastor of one of the Washington DC’s area’s largest churches, Alfred Street Baptist Church, is on sabbatical until Easter. The church calls it a season of #selah, the Hebrew word for “break” or “rest.”  There have been some who questioned the pastor’s decision,  announced late last year.   However,  I  understand the wisdom of Reverend  John Wesley’s choice.  Rest is the foundation for everything else and provides the seeds for spiritual renewal.  Following rest, we can come back better than before.   Modeling the pastor’s decision, I have drawn inspiration and peace from taking time to rest.