sea of Glass reflections of God's Love

Seeking a Deeper Spiritual Life

by Peggy Medberry

your strength comes from faith

Your Strength Comes From Your Faith

There are times when I just don't have the strength to face whatever is in front of me. Maybe it's because I'm not feeling well. Maybe it's something I am afraid of. Like a worldwide pandemic. A financial crisis. Political upheaval. Or maybe it's a recurring family...

What Do I Have to Offer?

In this time of pandemic and confusion, I often feel helpless. And as the days and months go by, I don't know what I can do other than wait. What do I have to offer in this chaotic world? Because of my age and health issues, I am basically trapped at home. So while...

Rejoice Every Day

This is the day the Lord has made, rejoice and be glad! It may seem like this is a difficult time for rejoicing. For the past month the whole world has been plunged into a pandemic. Unthinkable. People getting sick and dying. Everything is shutdown. People out of work...

The Grandfather Clock

It stood in the vast front hall Hot Texas sun bleaching its wood. Silent, Tall, A brassy moon face peering out from Behind the glass. Even on six-year-old tip toes I couldn’t quite see the words And the numbers.   It had been the pride Of the white pillared mansion....

Pieta

Hopeful hopelessness Sadness caught in marble. He’s gone But he’s here In my arms one last time. Let me look At his beautiful face. His perfect form I gave birth to. Gentle life-giving hands Legs that walked for all of us. Where are you my son?   How can this pain...

Five Leaves

Five leaves Are all that’s left On the greying, knotted Branches.   The last fig stolen By the glossy black raven An afternoon ago.   No green hand-shaped leaves Shading the grass. No bright green perches For the chickadees and Sparrows.   Just stark, dramatic Wooden...

Where Does the Time Go

Where does the time go? Where does it run to? How can so many days And hours and seconds And years speed by When suddenly old happens.   What is old anyway? It’s more than wrinkles And grey hair. It’s more than arthritis And hip replacements.   It’s remembering black...

Becoming 70

Years ago when I was teaching drama at a Junior High in Florida, I gave the class an assignment to observe an old person and then do a pantomime of what that looked like. One boy got up and did the classic hunched over, shaking, limping example that he had seen. The...
celebrate advent and Christmas

25 Activities to Celebrate Advent and Christmas

Get Ready to Celebrate! Advent is a wonderful time for preparing for the greatest miracle in the history of the world, the birth of Christ.  With all of the busyness of the holiday season, it is easy to miss the deeper experience and meaning of Christmas.  This year I...

Christmas Reading List

Instead of running around looking for a parking place or fighting crowds this season, why not let Amazon do the work for you. Here are some awesome inspirational books by Bill Myers to add to your Christmas reading list! How about a modern look at the nativity story?...