This weekend, the Children’s moment was the shining star of the service. Henriette Myers reminded us that the Holy Spirit Lives in our hearts! Not exists, not sits there like a lump on a log, but lives, resides and takes up residence. And she asked the kids (bur really, she was probably talking to all of us!) “What happens when you have Joy?”
Her response was so special.
Take a moment in a quiet place and picture in your mind, follow along with feeling.
Thank you, Henriette, for reminding us that Joy is in our hearts, we just need to look inside, listen and feel, and then let it out, let is shine forth!
Have a joyful day!
Vicki Schneider leads Christian Yoga and Meditation classes at Calvin Christian Reformed Church located on Norton Avenue. Join her for a class today!
In this bustling season of shopping, decorating, visiting family & friends we often forget to be joyful.
Joy breathes - Take a moment to slow down and breathe.
Joy surrounds, enters, lifts and supports each of us. - Take a moment to notice our blessings and feel how fortunate we are.
Joy is happiness over-flowing. First it fills all the nooks and crannies of our bodies and souls then spills over to be shared with others. - Share a moment with a friend or family member, maybe someone you haven't spoken with in awhile.
According to Rev. John DeBoer, "Joy is the reflection of Christ's presence within us." Allow your spirit to be surrounded and supported and Be the light this holiday season!
Have a Very Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year. See you next year on the 10th.
Blessings and namaste,
We hear it all the time, from friends and family. We even say it ourselves sometimes. I'm sooooo busy. It's true, we are busy people. Our lives are filled to the brim, over-packed, and scheduled to the max. And when that happens, when all the “To-Dos” build up, we often lose sight of what’s important.
We lose touch with ourselves, with love and compassion. Instead we get worried and stressed, and the stress stays with us in our bodies. When the body is tight and tense, it is harder to relax, to settle down and to be quiet. When we take the time to unwind we can feel the peace that God so wants us to experience.
This past Sunday, Pastor Jerry said that "God breaths on us" and into us the Holy Spirit and once filled, we experience peace. Not the simple kind of peace you find when someone is noisy and you ask them, “Can I have some peace and quiet, Please?” But the deep peace, deep within you peace, peace that fills us to the brim, utterly – peace that almost overwhelms us with its fullness. The fullness of God’s love - that kind of peace.
This week's practice will be about peace. Quieting ourselves enough to that we can feel God's peace, God's presence.
Blessings and namaste,
Faith & Yoga will be starting at CRC on April 26th. We'll start at 6:30 p.m. so come early to set up and sign in!! Doors open at 6:15. Come to the lower level. Bring your yoga mat and a friend. We will be active for about 50 minutes then spend 20 to 30 minutes in a guided relaxation or meditation. Please read the Tips page for more information.
See you there!
Classes at back at CRC