Tuesday, February 14, 2012
I've moved! Not physically but electronically. I'm excited to announce that I will be blogging from within my own website! Whoo Hoo! This is such an exciting achievement involving the time and talents of two wonderful people that have made this possible. I'll tell you more about that process later...but for now come see me at my new address! I won't be blogging here anymore.
Thursday, February 9, 2012
Monday, February 7, 2011
But are those symbols true images of love?
What does love look like anyway? Red velvet cupcakes? Red hearts? The Eiffel Tower?
Vintage linens or glassware?
You might think of a couple walking holding hands; a child looking up lovingly at a grandparent; brand new parents holding their infant tenderly. All those definitely conjure a comforting image for me, but what if you don't have another half? Or your grandparents have passed away? Or you are a childless couple? My image suggestions would be painful and not full of love.
What images of love transcend the brokenness of our lives here?
I share all this by way of sharing something I have recently come to appreciate as an image of love. The unity of God in three Persons, Father, Son and Holy Spirit is pictured in this symbol. No beginning, no end, flowing One into Another. You may know that Jesus the Son prayed in John 17
"that they also may be in Us". When we are "in Christ" we are "in God", in the Trinity.
I am a visual learner. At the center of this symbol is a space surrounded by the flow of the Three in One. That's where we are invited to live. In the center of God. Surrounded, protected, empowered, loved.
I want to be right there in the center don't you? Not center stage. Not even! But in the middle of the Love of God from the foundation of the world! Forgiven, Redeemed, Accepted, Loved.
That's an image I can stand on.
How about you?
Friday, January 28, 2011
The pink was lovely and sweet; in an all male household there's not a lot of that color floating around! The randomness was obviously unplanned; if my batteries weren't charged I would have missed the photos. I need to be prepared to respond to the unexpected gifts of time with others or calls to action that the Spirit may bring my Way. The gentleness and quiet movement of the balloon reminded me of the Way that the Holy Spirit often moves; I need to be attentive or I miss the opportunity of His gifts.
What have you learned in your solitude lately?