For, lo, the winter is past, The rain is over and gone; The flowers appear on the earth; The time of the singing of birds is come, And the voice of the turtle is heard in our land. Solomon 2:11-12 For any Michigander, Detroit Tiger Fan or just a Detroiter, you know the above, it … Continue reading The Voice of Summer: A Lenten Reflection
frustration Definition frus·tra·tion NOUN 1. dissatisfaction: a feeling of disappointment, exasperation, or weariness caused by goals being thwarted or desires unsatisfied 2. frustrating of somebody or something: an act or instance of causing somebody or something to be dissatisfied or unfulfilled 3. something that thwarts: something that blocks, thwarts, and upsets somebody all at the … Continue reading Frustration, and dealing with it
“Teach me, and I will be quiet; show me where I have been wrong. Job 6:23-25 (NIV) This past weekend I attended a silent retreat offered by Miles Christi religious order of Brothers and Priest. This was the first silent retreat I have ever been on, and anyone that knows me, knows I love to … Continue reading Quiet: A Lenten Reflection
Image via Wikipedia As I was searching for my daily positive quote to post on my Facebook page I ran across this one: "Laugh and the world laughs with you, weep and you weep alone." Ella Wheeler Wilcox I liked it, it struck me for some reason. My first reaction to it was, this is … Continue reading Weeping is the new laughing
http://www.facebook.com/widgets/like.php?href=https://anamericanpointofview.wordpress.com/2011/03/09/lent-2011-are-you-ready-for-it/ Image via Wikipedia With Lent here, it’s a good time to ask the question, “Are you ready for it?” or an even better question, “Do you understand it?” Lent is a complex time in the Church year, we are depriving ourselves, we are reminded of our mortality yet we are to be preparing for … Continue reading Lent 2011: Are you ready for it?