Peace is like Hope. You know when you’ve got it & when you don’t. But how do you get it? Can I make myself have peace? Can I – through my will – command or control myself into Peace? I’m going to say no. Why? Because Peace isn’t “a movement” or “a state of mind” or something you can decide to have. Peace is bigger – way bigger. Let me eloborate. Read the rest of this entry »
Archive for the ‘Faith’ Category
As we embark on a new year – I’ve been thinking. Do we believe the way we think we do? Do we REALLY expect God to work in our lives & the lives of those around us? Do we EXPECT it? Read the rest of this entry »
On this second weekend of Advent we are to light the candle that represents Peace. Peace? Really, I mean, when was the last time your Christmas was Peaceful? Even the first Christmas seemed absent of Peace…. didn’t it?? Or, is there something we are overlooking? Read the rest of this entry »
So, as we now in Advent for 24 hours or so, I thought it’d be good to talk about that. I realize that the second week of Advent is all about Light, and the first week is Hope, but it was easier to find a photo of lights – at least I used Hope in my title
What is better than getting something? What is cooler than the “moment of knowing”? What is more thrilling than the “pay-off” – but the hope & expectation of that “pay-off”. In reality though, is it always “thrilling” - living in constant hope or being hopeful, can be draining and our hope can get tested and there are moments we can all feel hopeless. So, Hope is something we need to have, and work at. Why do we stay hopeful, in the face of such “dire” circumstances?
Please read this statement produced by our first Resident, Sylvia Woods – who shares her thoughts on the program, followed by some goals which we are aiming to achieve with the Artist In Residence program here at Lakeside. Read the rest of this entry »