“Capital Caring received a beautiful donation of dozens of poinsettias throughout our Adler Center for Caring in honor of Mary Grace Henry and the care she received. Thanks to her friends and family for brightening the holiday season of everyone at the Adler Center.”
Margaret Galles…Resource Development Coordinator…Capital Caring’s Adler Center for Caring on the Van Metre Campus…24419 Millstream Drive…Aldie, VA 20105
MG’s Memorial garden being established at the Adler Center is a 🦋butterfly garden🦋 for others to pause, reflect, meditate and pray. Thanks to all that gave either financially, prayers and time to serve. A beautifully legacy to honor Mary Grace Henry. As my sister shared of this kindness as well as MG’s piano story, This is Christmas. The Merriest of Christmas to All!
“The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children.” (Romans 8:16 NIV) Just take a quick mind snapshot of children asking Santa for gifts for Christmas. It’s so exciting for parents to watch their kids sitting on Santa’s lap and hearing their little voices tell Santa exactly what they want. 🎅🏻🤶🏻Parents take off to Walmart among other stores many times with credit cards in hand to make sure that Santa lives up to their child’s expectations. They make sure Santa deliverers to their tree the exact things the child asked for🎄 So Sweet🍪🍰🍿🍩 for parents and children alike. As well as Walmart and many other stores.🏈🥋⚽️🤹🏽♀️🎨🥁
My mind and heart keeps asking as a child of God what have I asked for? Did my Father deliver? Just how does this prayer of hope work as a child of God? Does God like Santa ask me have I been good? Have I shown love across racial and culture barriers? Have I been self-righteous in my deeds? Holy Spirt, as you are available to affirm with my spirit that I am a child of God I ask for Christmas that You speak truth to my heart according to Romans 8:16. And, vs 17 “if we are children, then we are heirs: heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ—if indeed we suffer with Him, so that we may also be glorified with Him.…”
Christmas has a way of joyfully awaking the truth in our hearts, strengthening our will to live within “The Light” that permeates our being. John 12;36 -37 (NIV) “For with thee is the fountain of life: In thy light shall we see light.” (Psalm 36:9 ASV)
Believe in the light while you have the light, so that you may become children of light.” When he had finished speaking, Jesus left and hid himself from them. Although Jesus had performed so many signs in their presence, they still did not believe in Him.…” What do we believe about Jesus?
Poinsettias are ready and showing their colors for the annual Monroe Technology Center’s Christmas Sale. Wreaths, pine roping and fresh floral arrangements are also available for your decorating needs along with other seasonal plants such as amaryllis and Christmas cactus.Stop in and enjoy complementary cookies and cider made by the Culinary Arts department or purchase some of their fresh pizza rolls. All plant sale profits support student scholarships.
If you are in the Leesburg, Virginia area please visit us. Dates and hours are November 29, 10-7pm; November 30, 10-5pm; and December 1, 10-4pm.
Tonight as I was singing my prayers I had an awakening of Grace! Grace is rhythm and rhythm is grace.
The Rhythms of Grace are for dancing, singing and adorning The Throne of The King with beauty, dignity and boldness of faith. The writer of Hebrews chapter 4 verse six writes an invitation inviting us to come to the happening at The Throne of Grace. “Therefore let us confidently approach the throne of grace to receive mercy and find grace whenever we need help.” This gives me the faith to know there is wholeness at the feet of grace. For it’s there where mercy pardons our sins and grace purifies our soul. Aweee, where one sees grace one sees beauty and exactness.
I hope that some will join me in the dance of healing as our beauty adorns the King. Psalm 45; gives us the beat of the rhythm so let’s do as instructed in vs. 11 “Let the king be enthralled by your beauty; honor him, for he is your lord.”
And, response; “You are the most excellent of men and your lips have been anointed with grace, since God has blessed you forever.”
Dance my friends dance! The rhythm of grace is bidding for your love as the waltz of your wedding song gently plays while you vow all the words from psalm 45! Let’s make Christmas 2014 a wedding feast to honor Our King!
In the last few weeks we have blogged and joyed in Hope and Love. Now, we are going to, hopefully, make our Joy theme circle complete with Peace!
I have ever so enjoyed making a part of my devotional time in the last few weeks a creative art in drawing my three foot circle with deeds soaked in hope, love and now peace to ingnite the count down to lighting the JOY TREE! Earlier we have called our Joy Tree the Jesse Tree found in Isaiah 11. AKA The Tree of Jesus.
As I contemplate thoughts of Peace and pray to know and give peace I find myself in sensitivity training. I find among friends I am often time rebuffed with my new points of interest in my three foot circle. It’s a delight really to see and hear the rebuff. I seem to know I’m on the right round about.
To give peace I must have empathy in my quill and to have empathy I need to salvage sensivitity from a source? Thinking thoughts; need met with emotions! Not, pity, arrogance or pride. But, a sincere heart infusion of another’s plight. We so often hear of one receiving a heart stint to give better health to the heart. Great! But, we at times hear about one receiving a new heart. Awesome! Now, a part of heart health is acquiring peace and it may be found when the mind is enjoying tranquility.
My Christmas Peace is taking me on a sensitivity journey. Why, should I give a man shoes when he needs food? Or, food when he needs shoes? A song of dance when she needs a song of rest? Words when one needs mute? Or, mute when one needs words? A big one, give what I want to give away for a feel good of having gotten rid of my clutter when they don’t need my excess but a new coat? An aging loved one cake when they need Boost? A pink dress, my taste, and frill and they love brown with no frill? I think I’m about to get my own point!
Yes, let there be peace on earth and let it begin in my three foot circle of hope, love, peace so others as well as myself will know JOY! Have you experienced any peace heart changes in your thinking, giving, caring, sharing or being?