Tag: A Word on Wednesday

A Word on Wednesday: Advent

Church is not a code of ethics, set of standards, exclusive club. Church is a way of life. Seasons help us find our way. The advent season is a time of preparation in which gifts abound all four weeks long. There will be invites,… Continue Reading “A Word on Wednesday: Advent”

A Word on Wednesday: Essential

In the presence of God, I strip away all the unnecessary chaos. I get essential. I have luxury, but I aim for simplicity. Less unimportant stuff. More meaningful artifacts and art. Curating an uncluttered space is essential. I was recently considered an essential worker,… Continue Reading “A Word on Wednesday: Essential”

A Word on Wednesday: Attention

Pay attention to the present moment. Ironic that I say this as a writer. A writer doesn’t live in the present while partaking in her craft. She is reflecting quietly on a memory or a fantasy. When writing, it is good to visit the… Continue Reading “A Word on Wednesday: Attention”

A Word today: Churchgoer

I once overheard my husband say, “my wife’s the churchgoer of the family.” If only my husband knew how many times he has been lifted in prayer to the Lord. I have thanked God for my husband’s glory. I have begged God for my… Continue Reading “A Word today: Churchgoer”

A Word on Wednesday: Agape

“God is love. Love is God” A former pastor would say this at least once during every service. Sometimes, it was a centering expression. Other times, it was part of her sermon. At times she sent us out with the reminder. “God is love.… Continue Reading “A Word on Wednesday: Agape”

A Word on Wednesday: Home

I sit here on a quiet morning, legs curled beneath me, laptop resting on my thighs nestled on the love seat. Across from me is my husband, book in hand, with our youngest cuddled close with the dog on his lap. This moment gives… Continue Reading “A Word on Wednesday: Home”

A Word on Wednesday: Presence

The state or fact of being present, as with others or in a place. It’s easy to be distracted. Multitasking is a marketable skill. I remember being asked to rate my ability to multitask at an interview for my current employer. I looked each… Continue Reading “A Word on Wednesday: Presence”

A Word on Wednesday: Privilege

“When someone has been given much, much will be required in return.” Luke 12:48. Privilege is a word that has been politicalized. We do not think we have privilege; we think our good fortune is the result of our effort and own doing. Maybe… Continue Reading “A Word on Wednesday: Privilege”

A Word on Wednesday: Broken

What is broken cannot be fixed. However, we can be healed. Scars will form or causalities will be born. Broken as an adjective is defined as reduced to fragments; ruptured; torn; fractured; not functioning properly; out of working order. There is not beauty in… Continue Reading “A Word on Wednesday: Broken”

A Word on Wednesday: Encourage

        “So encourage each other and build up each other, just as you are already doing.”              1 Thessalonians 5:11 NLT The verb encourage means to to inspire with courage, spirit, or confidence. It is to stimulate by assistance or approval.  I am… Continue Reading “A Word on Wednesday: Encourage”