Open to Trust

Look at this picture. How do these little ones know that what Mama Robin is holding in her beak is something they should be holding their mouths wide open for? That’s trust.

Bird Watching Can Be A Fun Hobby For People Of All Ages.

Everyone on Planet Earth could have known it at one time … may we own the opportunity to be open to trust once again. Happy Saturday.

Lord, Hear Our Prayer


Heavenly Father, thank you for hearing our prayer. Help us to be still and know that you are God.

We pray that you will help us to concentrate on our faith instead of our fears, on our triumphs instead of our troubles and on your power instead of our problems.

Help us to see our shortcomings and overcome them.

Show us that when we are unkind, inconsiderate or unthinking, impatient, indifferent or disrespectful, we hurt others.

Remind us that forgiveness is a prerequisite to peace.

In the decisions we face daily grant us the wisdom of Solomon.

For the times we are easily provoked grant us the patience of Job.

When we are tempted to doubt your promises, God, grant us the faith of Mary.

We pray for world peace, sound governments, the end of terrorism of every kind, and the prevention of dread diseases.

We pray that you will help us become the people you want us to be.

Lord, hear our prayer. Amen.

Happy Sunday.


In the Moment

Living consciously involves being genuine; it involves listening and responding to others honestly and openly; it involves being in the moment.”  So says Sidney Poitier in his book, The Measure of a Man.

What does it mean to be genuine; to listen and respond to others honestly and openly; to be in the moment?

It is enough to just ponder these words and glean something from them. It is more than enough to act upon them. There are people waiting to be heard, to have their concerns responded to honestly and openly, to know that someone is in their moment.

Living consciously is being aware; not just going through the motions of day-to-day life. Living consciously is also a responsibility, not only to ourselves but to those who inhabit our world, both our own little world and the world at large. By living consciously we can make a difference in someone else’s life. Maybe we should take a page from Sidney Poitier’s book and take a moment to be in the moment.