Connecting Columbia Union Seventh-day Adventists
My wife and I returned from vacation to find that our garden had really grown. We had some catching up to do to bind the tomato plants and weed the grow boxes. She is, by far, the main gardener, and for that I am thankful. Our garden illustrates how quickly healthy plants grow.
The term “Be still!” is sometimes spoken with frustrated urgency to a child being too active or noisy. But recently I learned that when the verse was first written, the phrase meant “to let go or release.”
“No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.”– Aesop
Have you ever noticed how elusive joy can be?
Over the past few years, I have been going on an identity journey. This journey has been revelatory in many ways. Very little knowledge about my origins and beginning is known. I know I was born in Korea and was in an orphanage in Incheon by the time I was 21 months old.
"The more our lives are oriented around compassion for others, the happier we become as well," says Steve Carlson, chaplain at Kettering College.
My response to events as global as the coronavirus and as specific as the killing of George Floyd is captured in those words: I would be true.
I love it when I have some family vacations scheduled on the calendar. I have had to cancel two trips for this summer already and that is disappointing. ... So how do we respond?
On a recent Visitor News Live, U.S. Senate Chaplain Barry Black shared the following advice for this stressful time during the coronavirus pandemic.
“Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.” [Psalm 119:105, KJV] The potential of this text for triggering the imagination was massive.