Wednesday, April 9, 2014

A prayer for the broken hearted

I am "moving" to a self hosted blog and sure hope you come on over to read and maybe subscribe to my monthly newsletter, Soul Care.


Here is the link to my post, A prayer for the broken hearted
As I wrote last night I felt that this was for someone that God wanted to touch.
You are always welcome to share and repost.


Link: A Prayer For the Broken Hearted


Psstt... for some reason an old "weebly" blog keeps popping up instead of the new site and I don't know why.  BUT this link should take you to my new site that has SOUL CARE up on the left hand side of the page.

Hope to see you over there.

Blessings,

Maria




Friday, March 28, 2014

A worldview in 250 words or less



Where can my words find a home in this cyber world already bombarded with ideas and thoughts about anything and everything under the sun?  Is there a home for what I want to pen?  What tribe would want to follow what my heart is telling me to share?

Whatever it is, it will have to be short, concise, to the point and easy to read.  The word count is important as people’s attention spans cannot rest upon anything as there are so many other words from other places that tug and pull away at our frenetic minds.

What has our life become, five-minute sound bites? 

How condescending of me to think that what I have say, in 250 words or less, will not only hold interest but have impact!

Where is the contemplative, the meditative, the expressing of prolonged thought?  Is this now a foreign concept in our social-media swirl?

Can we no longer hold on to words the way we used to hold on to favourite books?  Where is the cherishing and the turning down of our souls as we reflect upon the meaning?

Have our devotions become a quick scan down facebook images finding the right inspiration on which to start our day?   

Can we carve the time to sit, in stillness, opening our mind and heart, our whole being? Spending time to breathe and to savour the simplicity of the moment while stilling our thoughts so that our soul can hear His quiet whisper once again.

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This is an assignment done for my writing class.  I would love to hear your thoughts on life being reduced to sound-bites!









Thursday, March 27, 2014

God watches over you


The world outside is still and the snow muffles the sounds of a city settling down for rest. 
And as I drink my herbal tea I am struck by the beauty of this world and the fragility of our human lives.

Our lives are but a mere vapour, like the morning fog that lifts in the warming sun. 
So in this brief brevity that is the span of our life, let us choose to see the beauty in every breath and every moment.
Let this night enfold you like a prayerful benediction.
Know that even as God watches the sparrow nestle in his nest, His eyes are also on you.