Theme for January 2022: Grow

Germinate and grow

Germinate and grow

  Another New Year’s prayer, albeit a few days late, a prayer that beautifully connects to our current theme of the month: GROW.   New Year’s prayer Lord, as this new year dawns, welcome. Welcome into our world and into our lives. Sow light in our hearts. Let it germinate and grow and bring forth … Continue reading "Germinate and grow" ...
In all seasons – grow

In all seasons – grow

On a frosty morning …  (Photo: Irene Bom)   Prayers of the People For all the blessings of this life, we give thanks to You, Creator God. For families, friends, colleagues, neighbors, and strangers, who nurture us, that the love of God may grow within. That Your love, your Word, like a seed, may grow … Continue reading "In all seasons – grow" ...
Grow to maturity

Grow to maturity

  … speaking the truth in love, we will grow to become in every respect the mature body of him who is the head, that is, Christ. From him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work. (Ephesians 4:15-16) … Continue reading "Grow to maturity" ...
Grow how?

Grow how?

    There’s something peculiar about the English language: The word, grow, doesn’t always refer to a change of state for the better. Take, for example, the phrase, grow tired or weary, from this passage from Isaiah.   Do you not know?       Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God,       the Creator of … Continue reading "Grow how?" ...