Friday, April 26, 2013

Trust: Faith, the Way, the Truth and the Life

In today’s Gospel from John 14:1-6, we read the following:

Jesus said to his disciples:  “Do not let your hearts be troubled. You have faith in God; have faith also in me." 
We also hear Jesus’ response to Thomas-“I am the way and the truth and the life.”

Right now, I have so many pieces of my life up in the air:  living arrangement, dissertation final review, course syllabus and some personal issues.  I keep getting distracted by a troubled heart.

Seeing this words in print made me realize that I have to trust God, my Source of all Being and Jesus, my friend.

Trust is always hard for me; but it is a necessary part of life-one that I must learn to let in more.

Sr. Jeannie Humphries, osu

Friday, April 12, 2013

Unexpected Joy

Last night, I attended an author lecture at Concordia College in Bronxville, NY.

Dr. Priscilla Gilman was sharing about her book: The Anti-Romantic Child: A Memoir of Unexpected Joy.   Her presentation was engaging, informative and uplifting.  She reminded me of the importance of recognizing each child as an individual with strengths and challenges.

Her use of the words,  unexpected joy, really hit home with me. I need to be sure to be on the lookout for joy in unexpected places, people and situations.  

God wants us to be happy. Sometimes you have to just look a little harder to find those pockets of happiness.

Sr. Jeannie Humphries, osu