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Weekly Sanctuary

a place of rest, connection, and peace

When life is busy, demanding, or unpredictable, it’s easy to start to feel fatigued. Our hope is that Weekly Sanctuary will help you create a space in your life where your soul can pause and catch its breath. A space where you can cultivate perspective for the week ahead and find refreshment in the midst of difficult circumstances. 

 

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Art… Not a Bad Medium 

April 18, 2021

Revolutionary is what art has become to me. Over the last ten years my wife, Kathie, has become quite a successful oil painter, and thus, our lives are now steeped in the world of fine art. New circles of art-friends have risen up, and we keep paintings in front of our eyes on a daily…

The Emerald City Calls

April 11, 2021

I am in need of courage, but I am, indeed, the Cowardly Lion. I act like I’m not with my unsolicited opinions and strong stances that I take. On the outside, I’m a strong drink of water that sometimes marks his territory with God-knowledge. But on the inside, I’m a pussycat, scared of what you…

Courage Needed

April 4, 2021

To You, O King, I pray: Take center stage as I write the following words to people I do not know.  May they know You more deeply than ever before, the only true God and Jesus Christ whom You have sent. Our forever-longing is to have You as You have us, to see You as…

Love does

March 21, 2021

Love does. It is the name of a popular book.  It is also a truth that we see here in 1 Corinthians 13:4-8.   Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful;…

Love Culture

March 14, 2021

4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always…

Love is…

March 7, 2021

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 1 Corinthians 13:4 Love patient. Love is…

Is there love?

March 1, 2021

 If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love,…

Living by Faith – Living my Faith

February 17, 2021

Passages: 1 Corinthians 13:13, 2 Corinthians 5:11-6:2 And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love. I Corinthians 13:13 LIVING BY FAITH. LIVING MY FAITH. “Sin is: in despair not wanting to be oneself before God. Faith is: that the self in being itself and wanting to be…

Faith Matters

February 14, 2021

Theme: Faith – Faith Matters Passages: 1 Corinthians 13:13, Genesis 3:1, Psalm 115:1-8, Isaiah 44:9-20 “And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.” – I Corinthians 13:13 FAITHING I find that I think of FAITH as a noun, a thing, a possession.  But as I look more…

On Courage

October 29, 2020

To You, O King ,I pray: Take center stage as I write the following words to people I do not know.  May they know You more deeply than ever before, the only true God and Jesus Christ whom You have sent. Our forever-longing is to have You as You have us, to see You as…

The Daily Check-In

“Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.”

- Matthew 6:34

It is easy to become anxious these days. As we look at the world around us we battle to not be overwhelmed. Yet we read in Matthew 6:34 to not be anxious about tomorrow, instead focus on the trouble or needs of today.