oh, those beatitudes!

i am leaving for israel & palestine this morning, back next saturday.  i am excited!  it’s a learning trip with my mom and one of our life-long dreams. last night at our house of refuge my new friend who helped us connect to this particular trip shared about her experience in palestine. as she was sharing, i was reminded how …

blessed are the peacemakers

“blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God” matthew 5:9 i know i’ve been all over the place the last few weeks & i like to do that here, not feeling pressure to color in the lines but just go with what’s right in front of me.  at the same time, i really do want to …

blessed are the pure in heart…

“blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God” – matthew 5:8 i am back, longing for the beach as always but glad to be home, too.  we had an amazing time on our vacation, just the 7 of us.  my back held up pretty well considering, but do i ever miss the days when i never even …

blessed are the merciful…

* this is the 5th in a series of posts centered around the beatitudes.  the other ones so far are: blessed are the spiritually poor, blessed are those who mourn, blessed are the meek, and blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness. * * * * * “blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy…” – …