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Inclusive Grace
The picture was powerful yet simple. Fifteen people standing in front of an old cabin wearing the white coats of physicians. A few poorly dressed children scattered about, nearly ghost like in appearance, blend into the backdrop. The idea was that of Russell Ledet, the photographer was Abedoyin Johnson. So why mention it at all?
Author: Linda Soller | Jan 20, 2020

Grace Actually
Grace, that attitude of God which allows him to forgive, support, and love us no matter what we do. It’s hard for us humans to wrap our brain around that kind of love, but we know it’s true. This month in our Drop-In class we are studying the faces of grace. Some of them are surprising.
Author: Linda Soller | Jan 13, 2020

A Beautiful Day
It was a beautiful day to start the New Year and new decade. Well, it was a beautiful day in northern Virginia. The temperature that day was warmer than usual, the sun brighter, and the sky was perfectly clear blue. Just the day before my mom, my cousin and I had gone to the movies to see “A Beautiful Day.”
Author: Linda Soller | Jan 06, 2020

Love on a List
I spend a lot of time during the year encouraging you to share love. Love is the last of the themes for the advent season. While I know technically advent is over, we need to visit this theme. Why? Because telling you to share love sounds simple and clear, but it isn’t simple. I mean do you know exactly how to do that? I talk about it a lot and yet how often do I do it? How often do you?
Author: Linda Soller | Dec 30, 2019

Joy Inside and Out
What does joy mean to you? It can mean pleasure or happiness, but what does it mean to you? Can you picture yourself filling a Christmas stocking for a child? You put in lots of small seemingly trivial things that often please them more than some of the “big” gifts you have wrapped. You can’t always predict what will bring joy to a person. Perhaps that is the magic of Christmas. Finding what brings you joy, or what gives someone else joy. Despite what you may see on the surface joy is everywhere.
Author: Linda Soller | Dec 23, 2019

Bits and Peaces
Yes, I looked it up and peaces can be used to refer to different types of peace. Peace is a noun. And since the second advent candle is the peace candle, I thought we needed to take a closer look. The angels came to the shepherds in the fields and sang out glory to God in the highest and on earth peace and goodwill toward men. Now that particular peace is a blessing. The angels were there to deliver great and glorious news.
Author: Linda Soller | Dec 16, 2019