We hope for this world to be better. We work for this world to be better. But, along the way, we realize: it does not all depend on us. “Awake to Wonder,” digital painting with collage by Lisle Gwynn Garrity, A Sanctified Art LLC, SanctifiedArt.org.

Keeping Silence

Like Hannah, the people are now crying out to God, and the Gospel of Mark is providing them the assurance: God remembers us. Hope is not lost. Love never ends. Grace is from everlasting to everlasting.   Painting: “Hannah at Prayer” by Wilhelm Wachtel (1875-1942)

Found It!

We need to practice inconvenience regularly, as a way to honor the people around us, to cultivate the Community of Faith, to serve the needs of others, and — most of all — to experience the Joy of God.

A Grateful Journey

When we look over the fence at somebody else’s life, it sometimes makes us feel like there is a deficit in our own—like something is missing. But, gratitude is different. Gratitude focuses our eyes on what is there in our lives—thankful for all that is present. And, our giving is rooted in our gratitude.

Auburn First Baptist Church