Joanie Shawhan (Wisconsin, USA)
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Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. - James 1:17 (NIV)
The warmth of the sun lured me to the window. I noticed long shadows stretching across the snow-covered ground from barren trees blocking the light. A breeze rustled the branches and shifted the patches of darkness. As I observed the contrast, it dawned on me that shadows only occur in...
Even when I feel overcome by shadows, I can find slivers of God’s light.
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I could not have found The Upper Room Moments of Prayer (on Facebook Live) sooner. For it is during these moments of centering spiritual practices, meditating on the words of scripture, praying with and for the world, that I find moments of transcendence, hear whispers of peace and hope, see glimpses of truth and justice, behold visions of love and beauty amid all the stark realities that are around me.”