Rev. Jenn's Blog
We are best nourished when we live from the depth of our faith.
Prayer assures us of our power to choose our best steps.
When something annoying, aggravating, confounding, distressing or upsetting occurs in our lives, we can choose to remain unhappy in the situation. Or, as former Daily Word Editor Martha Smock advises, we can choose to meet it with faith. Martha encourages us to...
The way we seek begins on a journey within.
We can choose whether to fight with life or align ourselves with it.
Turn within first.
In this season of graduations and championships, we can remember our true call.
No matter what is occurring in the world or in our lives, we can choose to be peaceful, to be the peace we seek. To achieve this, we would do well to invest in personal times of stillness and silence. These times of contemplation, meditation, prayer and reflection...
All crops grow in the their own time–and so do we.
Staying faithful requires that we release preconceived notions about how our lives “should” unfold. It also requires that we cease giving God directions and follow the directions and guidance always available to us. In their life-transforming work The Quest: A...
“To expect the good, to expect answer to our prayers — this we think of as faith. The other half of expecting is waiting, and we do not often associate waiting with faith. In fact, if we pray with great faith and expectation and our answer does not come immediately,...
We can choose to flow with life, no matter the conditions.
“Pure faith is faith that is moving beyond the mental egoic level of discursive [rambling] meditation and particular acts to the intuitive level of contemplation. . . . Pure faith is the proximate [immediate or closest] means of union with God.” -- Thomas Keating
Forgiveness helps us release blame and liberate ourselves.
“ . . . You already have all the faith you will ever need. . . . You don’t gain faith; you discover it and you direct it. The issue is not how much faith you have, but where your faith is invested. You have faith on many different levels and in many different ways,...
Spiritual law reminds us that we’re all God’s divine creations.
This season of passing over and rising up reminds us, again, of our divinity.
Life is synchronicity.
The waiting is the hardest part . . .
Spirituality and sports remind us that we choose how we want to be.
Our feelings are divine messengers.
Love is a verb as much as a noun.