Author Archives: Christine Hendler

Loves Comes in All Sizes, Shapes And Forms

Recently, a very wise man said to me, “Love is really everything. Everything in this Universe is Love.” I’ve been a “student of love” for most of my life 🙂 and I consider his statement to be simple and true. … Continue reading

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We Are All A Little Bit Messy

 I was having  a long, rather “dramatic” phone conversation with someone very dear to me the other night.  I was sobbing, doubting myself, doubting God’s purpose for me and generally expressing the kinds of things one expresses when one has … Continue reading

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Clarence Odbody, Angel 2nd Class

Last week I pretty much felt that God hated me. I had lost trust in a beloved friend and it felt to me that God was giving all good things to anyone and everyone but me. I felt that all … Continue reading

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Advent is Expectation, Options and Hope

I love the Advent season! In the picture above, you will see my little glass Charlie Brown tree with bird ornaments. But the very top bird is a hummingbird…the bird the First Nation considers magic and a bird that opens … Continue reading

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The Paths We Follow

I say my morning prayers at sunrise and this morning I was treated to the sight of the sun making this path on the ocean. I smiled to myself because it was a symbol of a recent, very emotional conversation … Continue reading

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“God Grant Me The Serenity…”

We are all familiar with the very simple but exceedingly powerful Serenity Prayer: “God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change The courage to change the things I can And the wisdom to know the difference.” … Continue reading

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Martha Stewart or a Tinsel-Covered Train Wreck? What’s Your Holiday “Style”?

Originally posted on Kristen Lamb's Blog:
Nothing says HOLIDAY like a NERF BATTLE AX…. Thanksgiving is this week, but we ALL know Christmas is zooming right behind. If you’re anything like me, you make this super stupid promise to…

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Compassion

This week I have been looking at the many aspects of compassion. Merriam-Webster gives the definition as: “a feeling of wanting to help someone who is sick, hungry, in trouble, etc. A sympathetic consciousness of others’ distress together with a … Continue reading

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“Back In The Saddle Again”

I’ve been singing that song a lot to myself lately.  Not the Aerosmith version :)!  The good ol’ Gene Autry version released in 1939.  Of course, like most of us with even a slight, working knowledge of this tune, I … Continue reading

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Are You “Surprised By Joy”?

I just reread C.S Lewis’ masterpiece “Surprised by Joy” yet again this summer. The first time I read it was in college. I remember feeling so relieved that I wasn’t the only one who had experienced unlooked for moments of … Continue reading

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