Tag: Christianity

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: Furniture

This month marks seventeen years of marriage for my husband and me. It is a seemingly insignificant number because it is not divisible by five. And in comparison to others, it is not a record run. I, however, tend to celebrate it all. So,… Continue Reading “A Word on Wednesday: Furniture”

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: 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: Solitude

Fortunately, I received a gift of solitude the week between Christmas and the New Year. Solitude, noun, the state of being or living alone; remoteness of habitations as of a place; absence of human activity. No day job. No friends. The family is skiing.… Continue Reading “A Word on Wednesday: Solitude”