Chris’ Personal Reflections

MemorialDay, hope, peace, security, zen, mindfulness

Rest Stop … Memorial Day: Never forget

By lifesjourneyblog | May 30, 2016

On this Memorial Day let us remember all of those people, past and present, who have given us the greatest sacrifice; their life, so that we may have freedom and security. Chris Tomlin’s song,  “I Will Rise”, inspires me today as I imagine the words of the song as the words of those gone before…

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Rest Stop (Mother’s Day) … love

By lifesjourneyblog | May 8, 2016

“Let us love one another, for love comes from God.  Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God.  No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and His love is made complete in us.”  1 John 4: 7; 12 Today, in the United States,…

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Rest Stop (Friday) … Earth Day

By lifesjourneyblog | April 21, 2016

planet Earth from space (credit: unknown) Today is the annual celebration of Earth Day! It is a day for us to recall the natural gifts we have been given which nourish and sustain us. Whenever I see a picture of our planet, like the one here, I am astounded to realize that we are but travelers…

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Rest Stop (Palm Sunday) … the start to an emotional week

By lifesjourneyblog | March 20, 2016

Today, for Christians around the world, Palm Sunday marks the beginning of Holy Week, the days leading up to the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.  Spiritually, Holy Week has always been a special time for me as this week is a high point of much emotion in the life of Jesus, His early followers, and for me.  In…

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Rest Stop (Ash Wednesday) … letting go

By lifesjourneyblog | February 10, 2016

Today, Christians around the world will receive ashes on their forehead as a reminder that we came from dust and will once again return to dust. Therefore, “Ash Wednesday” is a time to pause, reflect on our lives, and make plans to remove from our lives those aspects of ourselves which do not lead us…

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Rest Stop (Epiphany) … flexible expectations

By lifesjourneyblog | January 6, 2016

Today the Christian world celebrates the Epiphany; the commemoration of the moment when the three kings, or wise men, arrived at the birthplace of Jesus. They had journeyed far and long, following a star in the sky. Why did they embark upon this journey? They noticed something different and new in the sky; sensing its…

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