Tag: faith

A Word on Wednesday: Joy

‘Tis the season of frantic preparation to manufacture joy. At our house, the halls are decked, the presents are wrapped, the spirits are stocked, and the anticipation of a houseful of guests has commenced. By this third week of Advent, we are ready to…

A Word on Wednesday: Faith

Faith isn’t something we feel; it is something we trust. It is one of the gifts God gave us. “God gave us faith, hope, and love,” 1 Corinthians 13:13. Faith, as a noun, is a belief that is not based on proof. It is confidence in…

A Word on Wednesday: Journey

Thanksgiving weekend is the busiest travel season of the year with 42.5 MILLION people traveling. Expect delays. We all know it is about the journey not the destination. In this regard, we talk about journey as a verb, to make a journey, to travel….

A Word on Wednesday: Gratitude

This is a month of thanksgiving. Despite the origins of the holiday. Presently, we pause, we feast, and give thanks. There are no gifts to exchange. There is no music. Decorations are subtle earthy tones coupled with luscious reds, oranges, and yellows. The kitchen…

A Word on Wednesday: Brave

One can be brave only in the presence of fear, never in its absence. Brave, not hesitant. Just hold your breath and leap into the unknown outcome. Exhibit courage or have courageous endurance. An adjective, make a fine appearance; be intrepid, dauntless. I was…

A Word on Wednesday: Remember

The mind controls your life. You control your mind. Reflect on the word, remember. What is worthy of recall? Sticky notes of forget me nots. Planners of exact dates and times — birthdays, appointments. Bulletin boards of invitations, obligations. The secret list of passwords….

A Word on Wednesday: Significant

Important, a priority, significant other. Worthwhile, meaningful. Wholly subjective, what you choose to spend time on? My friend Heather used to say, “If it’s important to you, you will find time for it.” The next breath was, “If it’s not important to you, you…

A Word on Wednesday: Relief

Relief, a sigh of. The noun is the alleviation, ease, or deliverance through the removal of pain, distress, oppression …” Sometimes we don’t realize how tense, unpleasant, stressful a situation is until it is released from us. Then, we feel the relief. Relief is…

A Word on Wednesday: Rain

This morning there is a gentle rain. Pattering of droplets on pavement, on window panes, on softening ground. A gentle rain is as calming as a scented candle. Scientifically, the word rain is water that is condensed from the aqueous vapor in the atmosphere…

A Word on Wednesday: Contribute

Contribute, a verb, when used with an object to give (money, time, knowledge, assistance, etc.) to a common supply, fund, etc., as for charitable purposes. Also meaning to furnish (an original written work, drawing, etc.) for publication.  I rest on the side of the…