Posts about Wisdom

Likewise Likewise

Posted by Guest Blogger on September 19, 2019 in Faith, Guest Blogger, Unite, Build, Live, Wisdom

Mercy is defined as a “blessing that is an act of divine favor or compassion.” I love that Merriam-Webster acknowledges that the act of mercy is divine, proceeding directly from God. Our ability as mere humans to show mercy to one another comes from a place of genuine understanding of the mercy we have received […]

Solitude Solitude: The Antidote to Fragmentation

Posted by Guest Blogger on August 29, 2019 in Faith, Guest Blogger, Wisdom

“Solitude is the furnace of transformation. Without solitude we remain…entangled in the illusions of the false self. Without solitude it is virtually impossible to live a spiritual life. …We do not take the spiritual life seriously if we do not set aside some time to be with God and listen to him.” —Henri Nouwen To […]

Silencing Shame Silencing Shame

Posted by Connie Armerding on August 15, 2019 in Connie Armerding, Contributing Author, Faith, Wisdom

As a writer and grad school student, I’m visiting the public library often to find quiet places to work. One day in February, I pulled into the public library parking lot while taking a work call. I sat parked in my car, wrapping up the conversation over my car’s Bluetooth speaker, when an older woman […]

Patience Patience

Posted by Guest Blogger on July 25, 2019 in Faith, Guest Blogger, Wisdom

What is patience?  Patience is discovering how she would go about something before interjecting how I would go about it. Patience is delaying gratification without doubting the pleasure or worthiness of the gratification. Patience is marinating, not microwaving. Patience is active trust in the giver and the giver’s timing. Patience is waiting without wavering. Patience […]

Refining Seasons Refining Seasons

Posted by Guest Blogger on July 4, 2019 in Faith, Guest Blogger, Unite, Build, Live, Wisdom

I love the four seasons of the year, because growing up in Houston, Texas, I never really experienced spring and fall…or winter for that matter. I basically just knew hot, followed by humid hot, humid cool, and then hot again. When I moved to Virginia in 2001, I discovered there are four beautiful seasons. Who […]