Entries by Mary Jackle

Daily Meditation for August 3, 2020

Recently, while waiting in a conference room for my companion to arrive, I opened a small square box of printed, colorful cards, available on the coffee table! I found myself captured by the truth and beauty of WORDS. Consider with me this small 4×4 card with such a huge message: “Your words can create the […]

Daily Meditation for July 31, 2020

The thunderstorm was violent. Trees bent and danced in the wind. The thunder threatened and roared as it approached then echoed, still threatening as it left. The rain poured down and the thirsty earth gulped in the moisture. Then the storm calmed to a whisper and the sweet odor of fresh earth filled the air. […]

Daily Meditation for July 30, 2020

The Lord said, “Go out and stand on the mountain in the presence of the Lord, for the Lord is about to pass by.” Then a great and powerful wind tore the mountains apart and shattered the rocks before the Lord, but the Lord was not in the wind. After the wind there was an […]

Daily Meditation for July 29, 2020

Are you an introvert or an extrovert? One characteristic of introverts is that they need to think before they utter an opinion in a discussion; extroverts need to speak forth their ideas first; then they can better understand what they think! Thus the former seldom ask questions in group discussions; they are prone to listen; […]

Daily Meditation for July 28, 2020

“A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.” (John 13:34–35)

Daily Meditation for July 27, 2020

Spring and summer flowers always attract my attention. I love the fact that each new bloom seems to wait its turn. So, for example, gorgeous pink peonies bloom in mid to late June, but not before the tulips and daffodils have had their beauteous reign. As well, chrysanthemums do not bloom until after summer flowers […]

Daily Meditation for July 24, 2020

What’s taken up residence in you? We hear the saying: “He’s got under my skin.” That telling statement is about irritation. You know the insect bite with resulting rash and itch. Or the distress of an allergic reaction which affects most of the body. The pain of shingles also bothers for a time even with […]

Daily Meditation for July 23, 2020

Social Distancing in the Gospel? Jesus entered Jericho and was passing through. A man was there by the name of Zacchaeus; he was a chief tax collector and was wealthy. He wanted to see who Jesus was, but because he was short, he could not see over the crowd. So he ran ahead and climbed […]

Daily Meditation for July 22, 2020

T.S. Eliot wrote the prayer: “Teach us to care and not to care.” Sometimes we have the impression that to be a good Christian, we must always care. We extend ourselves to care for our families and coworkers. We are concerned about our neighbors and the place where we live. We are learning more about […]

Daily Meditation for July 21, 2020

Psalm 42:1–11 As a deer pants for flowing streams, so pants my soul for you, O God. My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When shall I come and appear before God? My tears have been my food day and night, while they say to me all the day long, “Where is your […]