Normally, as I water my garden each morning, I just use a hose and spray everything down until it is good and soaked. It is time effective, and I can check a task off my list. This morning, however, I made a fertilizer-water mix and watered each plant by hand. I noticed a few of … Continue reading Lessons in the Garden
Lately, we’ve heard the word ‘essential’ used quite a bit. By definition, the word essential means something that is absolutely necessary or indispensable. People have jobs that are essential, or nonessential. Businesses and services are either essential or nonessential. Travel can be essential or nonessential. A desire to see a medical professional can be deemed … Continue reading Just What is Essential?
The current COVID-19 pandemic has shaken the world in ways that could not be anticipated. While there is much devastation, illness, and death, unexpected positive outcomes are developing. There is movement to return to what matters most. In quarantine, the pace of life has slowed. Families are spending quality time with one another - going … Continue reading How Can WE Rise Up?
When Jesus Christ’s sister followers went mournfully to his tomb “on the first day of the week, very early in the morning … they found the stone rolled away from the sepulchre. And [entering, they] found not the body of the Lord Jesus” (Luke 24:1-3). As they sobbed out their grief, two angels asked them, … Continue reading He is Risen
When we turn our sin and suffering to the Lord, then WE are blessed with the same ability to triumph, for " He hath triumphed gloriously."
The world is invited to fast together, for a unified purpose. "Let us unite our faith to plead for physical, spiritual, and other healing throughout the entire world."
During these tumultuous and uncertain times, we are all in need of comfort and assurance. Recently an Uplift the World follower submitted the comforting words of David A. Bednar. We think they are worth repeating: "In our daily lives, endless reports of COVID-19 occurrences and restrictions, criminal violence, famine, wars, corruption, terrorism, and the destructive … Continue reading Faith Drives Away Fear
Maybe that is all God asks of us--not to solve one another's problems, but to be fully available to one another in the midst of those difficulties.
"With God’s help, good cheer permits us to rise above the depressing present or difficult circumstances. It is a process of positive reassurance and reinforcement. It is sunshine when clouds block the light."
I love the legend of how we got the poinsettia in the first place. The flower originally came from Mexico, where it was called "Flor de Noche Buena", or "Flower of the Holy Night". According to the legend, the flower first appeared in a little village long ago, in Mexico, where everyone was getting ready for Christmas.