Reflections From Faye
|Posted on October 14, 2019 at 7:15 AM||comments (0)|
“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.” (Matt. 7:7)
This prayer from the Gospel of Matthew is one that I love. It is also one that causes me to question. Jesus told his disciples and us that if we ask, we will receive. This passage encourages prayer – to regularly ask for what we need. Jesus also taught u...Read Full Post »
|Posted on October 7, 2019 at 9:10 AM||comments (0)|
What storms are you facing?
In the past few months the news has been filled with stories of storms which have ravaged parts of our earth. Hurricane Dorian took out a good portion of the Bahamas, and recently Hurricane Lorenzo raged in the Atlantic Ocean even reaching as far as the Azores Archipelago. Some people say that global warming has played a major part in the increase in stor...Read Full Post »
|Posted on September 30, 2019 at 8:45 AM||comments (0)|
Have you had a taste of heaven?
What is heaven? Most of us have likely heard a description of heaven. There are books and movies which talk about what heaven is like. We have read cartoons and quotes by famous people depicting heaven. The Bible refers to heaven several times – the dove descending from heaven onto Jesus at His baptism, and that Jesus’ death and resurrection have opened hea...Read Full Post »
|Posted on September 23, 2019 at 6:05 AM||comments (0)|
Do you judge by appearances?
What do you think when you see a person dressed in dirty clothes? How about when you notice someone who smiles but has rotting or missing teeth? What crosses your mind when you see someone who is missing a limb, hunched over in a wheelchair or exhibiting unusual behavior? Or what if the person has a different skin color, dresses in clothing that ...Read Full Post »
|Posted on September 16, 2019 at 7:50 AM||comments (0)|
Are you afraid of something?
Fear is an interesting emotion. Fear can be frightful when something causes us major trepidation. I would be quite fearful if I was approached by a savage beast, if fire threatened my home, or if a serious illness befell a family member. This fear might even paralyze me to the point of inaction, and there could be serious consequences if I remained in th...Read Full Post »
|Posted on September 9, 2019 at 7:35 AM||comments (0)|
How clearly do you see the things of importance?
Last week I was in the chapel for my regular adoration hour, and I had spent some time reading and in meditation. My meditation moved my soul quite a bit and I began to cry. (This is not uncommon for me, so I always keep a huge stash of tissues in my adoration bag for moments just like this.)
I removed my ...Read Full Post »
|Posted on September 2, 2019 at 7:00 AM||comments (0)|
What kind of labor do you do?
Today is Labor Day in the United States. Ironically it’s a holiday, which means many people have the day off from work! People can take a break from their labors, and hopefully relax and spend time with family and friends.
Labor Day pays tribute to the contributions and achievements of American workers and is traditionally observed on the first ...Read Full Post »
|Posted on August 26, 2019 at 6:35 AM||comments (0)|
Have you taken a nice walk lately?
I used to have one of those old step tracking devices – a small disk I could put in my pocket or clip to a pocket or my bra. But I lost it a few years ago in an airport and I just never bothered to replace it.
Recently my six-year-old grandson was interested in getting a step tracker, and the more I thought about it, the ...Read Full Post »
|Posted on August 19, 2019 at 7:55 AM||comments (0)|
Can you empty yourself and let God fill you up?
Have you ever felt empty? Have you felt drained after a long, hard day at work or after a tough time caring for a child or an aging parent? I’ve been there – I recall many times collapsing on the couch after one of those days feeling completely spent and not even caring if I had anything to eat.
T...Read Full Post »
|Posted on August 11, 2019 at 9:05 PM||comments (0)|
How will you meet God today?
It is no surprise that I don’t understand God. He is God, after all, and I am not! But there are parts of God that I CAN understand, and those are the parts that in my humanness I can recognize. Today I’d like to share with you how I meet God.
God is everywhere. God is in everything I can see, and in everything I canno...Read Full Post »