Daily renewal

Have you noticed that we are getting older everyday? Most of us can’t help but notice that what we used to do is getting harder to do, we are carrying more weight and struggle to get rid of it, and when we look in the mirror there are more lines and grey than there used to be! Growing older is a part of life.

When many see these things happening to them they start to despair. What is happening to me? Or maybe – how can this happen to me?! Usually the despair is because we are seeing only what is happening to our physical bodies as we are faced more each day with our earthly mortality.

But there is more to life than our physical body and what we are able and not able to do. The secret to facing growing older is in what we see as being important to us. The apostle Paul expressed it this way. Continue reading “Daily renewal”

Out with the old

Is it okay to use the phrase, “Out with the old, and in with the new” in July?

We often think of letting go of past mistakes and attitudes when we start a new calendar year, but spiritual renewal is certainly not a once-a-year ritual that magically fixes all our foibles.

Every day — indeed, every minute — is a new chance to let go of the old and bring in the new.

So here we are in the middle of the year, with a lesson to be learned from considering the lilies…well, daylilies specifically. Continue reading “Out with the old”