Firsts

First impressions First love First day of First born First (fill in the blank) What do you feel when you hear “the first?” What comes to your mind? Do you feel happy or maybe hopeful? Or can hearing this make you disappointed or depressed? I believe there are certain words that hold power and “the […]

Doubting Thomas; Are you half full or half empty?

John 20:24-29 New International Version (NIV) Jesus Appears to Thomas 24 Now Thomas (also known as Didymus[a]), one of the Twelve, was not with the disciples when Jesus came. 25 So the other disciples told him, “We have seen the Lord!” But he said to them, “Unless I see the nail marks in his hands and put […]

A New Commandment

“A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another” (John 13:34).   Christ’s “mandate” is commemorated on Maundy Thursday—“maundy” being a shortened form of mandatum (Latin), which means “command.” It was on the Thursday of Christ’s final week before […]

FOMO

In my meditation this morning I chose to listen to Tamara Levitt on my Calm App.  She let me through 10 minutes of quiet mediation and ended with some wise words on FOMO; the fear of missing out.  I found myself wanting to jump out of my chair with each point she raised.  “YES! YES! […]