Grief and the Holidays Handout from Today’s Presentation


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And these tools for help,

Note To Self – Daily Reminders For The Broken-Hearted:

Mundane Faithfulness:

MaryAnne Morgan’s Blog: http://

Thank you for attending…

This Weekend ~ November 14 ~ May you find your Hesychia

The Desert Mothers and Father called silence “hesychia” which means inner quiet, rest, and stillness. Silence helped them with discernment and to hear God. We let go of all the external and internal chatter to draw near the whisper of God and discover the space between words. In practicing silence I am learning to be more selective in my words and often choosing not to speak just to make my opinion known. Silnce helps us to intentionally create a space to surrender to the unknown and to hear what another Voice has to say. ~Jean Wise in this post


John Climacus wrote, that Stillness of the soul is “accurate knowledge and management of one’s thoughts” (The Ladder of Divine Ascent, page 269). Paul’s letter to the Corinthian church admonishes them to take captive every thought   2 Corinthians 10:5. Joyce Meyer reminds us to take our thoughts captive back to Jesus instead of the “to-do list” myriad of distractions.

Hesychia is a new word for me. It is a Blessing word, to be sure!




Due to scheduling limitations, for me, this weekend, Hesychia will be represented by a locked door in my house. Whether your preference is to go and seek it out or abide where you are and draw it in, may you embrace the godly rest of Hesychia this weekend.







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the KWH iPad Show #29 💜 Lest We Forget…


Joining with Knitting With Heart to remember our veterans.

Originally posted on knitting with heart:

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Hello & Welcome
to my 29th episode of the KWH iPad Show!

Today’s feature is Remembrance Day…
Wednesday, November 11th, 2015
Lest We Forget the Sacrifice of War <3

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a word from The Sponsor ~ November 8

You keep track of all my sorrows. You have collected all my tears… ~Psalm 56:8

Psalm 56:8


tears are prayers too…



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This Weekend ~ November 4 ~ Celebrate National Gratitude Month

National Gratitude MonthJean Wise at the Healthy Spirituality blog remind us that November is National Gratitude Month.

“…practicing gratitude helps us turn our heart outward, focusing on God and his gifts. We find hope, light and strength in gratitude.” ~ Jean Wise




This weekend, how about playing a gratitude version of “I Spy” this weekend!

“I spy with my gratitude eye ______________”(someone or something for which to be grateful).

Other ideas:

**Use #NationalGratitudeMonth to post gratitude lists and links on social media
**Participate the in the Global Gratitude Challenge (anyone can join at any time)
**Consider creating a Gratitude Jar
**Take a look at the post on gratitude  and these gratitude quotes

I’m grateful for you!!



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Midweek Question ~ November 4th~Why Does Grace Heal

Why Does Grace Heal?

The answer is in
Four words.
Five syllables.

“…because of the truth…”
(2 John 2:2)

And what is the Truth?

that Christ died for our sins, as written in the Scriptures; that he was buried and that He was raised to life three days later, as written in the Scriptures… ~1 Corinthians 15:3-4


That Christ died.
3 Words.
3 Syllables.


He was raised.
3 Words.
3 Syllables.
3rd Day.

And Grace Wins!

This Weekend ~ October 30 – Embracing my Halloweenie


Halloween is tomorrow. It kinda serves as the unofficial beginning of “the holidays.” The stores around here began holiday prep during the dusty last days of August (why do they continue to go there earlier and earlier?).

I will be away this year on Halloween.  Although I live in a neighborhood ambitiously dedicated to giving a fun Halloween experience for “the children,” I am feeling a little to ghastly this year. So I will be in quieter environments.

And that is ok.


In the eloquent words of Jason Tippets:

“At some level my aloneness will travel with me as a companion; we will be friends and live life together because I can only embrace it. Alone is not bad—it’s just different.”


Happy Travels this weekend,



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