Entries by Mary Jackle

Daily Meditation for May 31, 2022

“The sun does not shine for a few trees and flowers, but for the wide world’s joy.” (Henry Ward Beecher) Our writing team is going to take a break for the summer and will enjoy vacations, time with family and friends, new interests, and delights of the season in Minnesota. We hope to be personally […]

Daily Meditation for May 30, 2022

On Stones and People: A number of churches in this area are constructed of stones and, of course, people. The first of these makes the structure that provides the space for the people to gather for communal worship. A person’s reflection on the significance of the stones may deepen while taking time to gaze on […]

Daily Meditation for May 27, 2022

Psalm 37 – Selected Verses Trust God and do good. Settle down and be at peace. Delight in the Lord who satisfies your heart. Give your life to the Lord  Trust God to act on your behalf, to make your integrity shine forth, and your justice bright as noon.

Daily Meditation for May 26, 2022

A popular quilt design is called “crazy quilt” because it is made from fabric scraps and remnants of diverse shapes, sizes, colors, and textures that are pieced together. The combination of dark and light pieces and the great variety of shapes and sizes enhance the beauty of the quilt. Our own lives are similar to […]

Daily Meditation for May 25, 2022

Ms. Jennings was eager to hear some of the acts of kindness her religious education students had done out of love this past week. Earlier, in preparation for the Feast of Ascension, the class had reviewed the four Gospels looking for examples of loving things Jesus had done before His ascension into heaven. Kendra shared […]

Daily Meditation for May 24, 2022

As summer approaches, amateur and seasoned gardeners are usually quite excited about their gardens. They are busy selecting a variety of garden seed and have been planning with hopeful enthusiasm and expectation. They anticipate having a bumper crop of fruits and vegetables. They are already imagining which ones they will want to share with their […]

Daily Meditation for May 23, 2022

Autumn wore dull brown leaves—leaves that crunched underfoot. Dust from the dry ground and dead vegetation assured us hikers that fall was here to stay. Suddenly a patch of cleared earth appeared. A blooming violet claimed middle stage. It demanded space to stand erect and challenge threatening feet. In the midst of dying plants, life […]

Daily Meditation for May 20, 2022

“As busy as a bee” is a common way of describing an intense work ethic. We are alerted by the buzzing when a bee dives into a blossom bursting with perfume and nectar, to gather food for the hive. Bees teach us the ultimate lesson that it takes a community to succeed. No one bee […]

Daily Meditation for May 19, 2022

According to the National Day calendar, tomorrow, May 20, is Be a Millionaire Day. How do you think you’d feel if you were informed that you just won a million dollars? WOW…most of us would jump for joy and scream, “I can’t believe it!” Most likely you’d feel blown away. How could I be so […]

Daily Meditation for May 18, 2022

Last Sunday, you heard Jesus say, “I give you a new commandment: love one another. As I have loved you, so you also should love one another. You will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.” How do we show our love for others? In our family, we can […]