Another Door Opens Tuesday, Jul 14 2015 

The saying is that when one door closes, another opens. This belief is biblical as well. We simply have to ask. For everyone who asks receives, and everyone who searches finds, and for everyone who knocks, the door will be opened (Matthew 7:8).

That “perfect” job we recently were laid off from, the devoted pet that passed away, or the lengthy relationship that ended will always hold a place in our heart. Nothing can replace something that was meaningful to us. And some losses are incomparably greater than others. Their absence can be excruciatingly painful. The fact is that they once were ours, gifts to be thankful for and appreciated forever.

We can hold onto the hope that the future offers us treasures that will be beautiful in another way. Often it is something we never could imagine.

Think carefully about what you desire. Keep positive and confident. And don’t forget to do that knocking and asking.

©2015, Mary K. Doyle

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Happy, Hopeful Easter Friday, Apr 6 2012 

This weekend is the most important in the Christian calendar. On Good Friday we remember Christ’s sacrifice for the salvation of souls and solemnly move through the weekend until Easter Sunday when we rejoice again for the Resurrection.

Secularly, we celebrate the awakening of spring with flowers, bunnies, vibrant colors, and sweet treats. Children anticipate a basket of surprises and families and friends gather around the table for a holiday dinner. All around, it is a joyful day.

Whatever this time means to you, may you be blessed with the hope of new life and opportunity. May the fresh air and sunshine warm your spirit and spark creativity and goodness within. And may the light of Christ shine in and through you.

©Mary K. Doyle

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