The Wonder of Hope

The Wonder of Hope

“Hope is patience with the lamp lit.” ~ Tertullian This wonderful season presents itself just at the time of the year when daylight is quickly diminishing.  We begin bringing out the candles.  I am reminded of the Jewish prayer of Hanukkah which begins, “We light...
Advent and the Gift of Waiting

Advent and the Gift of Waiting

“At this Christmas when Christ comes, will He find a warm heart? Mark the season of Advent by loving and serving the others with God’s own love and concern.”  ~ Mother Teresa Advent begins next Sunday.  The Hallmark Channel is providing continuous Christmas...
All Stirred Up

All Stirred Up

“You haven’t learned life’s lesson very well if you haven’t noticed that you can decide the reaction you want of people in advance. It’s unbelievably simple. If you want them to smile, smile first. If you want them to take an interest in you,...
Thanksgiving Day and Lost Sheep

Thanksgiving Day and Lost Sheep

“Life has its problems and with these we must cope. Trust in God, have blind faith and never give up hope.”~ Cortez McDaniel As Thanksgiving nears, I am thinking of Cortez McDaniel, a resident of Christ House in Washington, DC.  He is a poet, is chronically ill, and a...
With Gold Dust at My Feet

With Gold Dust at My Feet

“Grab your coat, and get your hat, leave your worry on the doorstep.  Just direct your feet, to the sunny side of the street.” ~ Dorothy Fields The lyrics from ‘On the Sunny Side of the Street’ were composed by Jimmy McHugh with lyrics by Dorothy Fields in 1930 as the...