Feels like Home

there have been a bundle of distractions lately in our world. Public figures who seem to delight in breaking all the rules of civility we learned growing up seem oblivious to infuse our lives with more confusion.  As least more than usual

I had lunch at Applebee’s d the manager who picks the song genre was in the 70’s and 80’s.  Like a prayer by Madonna came on

Life is a mystery, everyone must stand alone
I hear you call my name
And it feels like home
When you call my name it’s like a little prayer
I’m down on my knees, I wanna take you there
In the midnight hour I can feel your power
Just like a prayer you know I’ll take you there
I hear your voice, it’s like an angel sighing
I have no choice, I hear your voice
Feels like flying
I close my eyes, Oh God I think I’m falling
Out of the sky, I close my eyes
Heaven help me
When you call my name it’s like a little prayer
I’m down on my knees, I wanna take you there
In the midnight hour I can feel your power
Just like a prayer you know I’ll take you there
Like a child you whisper softly to me
You’re in control just like a child
Now I’m dancing
It’s like…
so much richness in this video.
But its its home that I contemplate too.  I’m between homes just now. I’m moving into a new phase of my life.  I’m leaving my work at New Life PCUSA and I guess you can say I’m freelancing for God.
  Freelancing for God oooooo. I like that
    Life is a mystery …we all must move along …seeking new ways to be…
till it feels like Home.
God abide
Bobbie Giltz McGarey
@ August 15, 2019


It is this day

We all bloom in our own way. I love the look of this pink plant. It is so very delicate and bright. It stands out.

So do we all. We all have our own way of blooming and sharing the best we are to the world. That blooming can come at any time in our lives when we feel most authentic.

Most like who we are deeply inside ourselves. That our congruent nature shines out–blooms.

May you find a way to bloom where you are…to be your most authentic self. You will know when that happens. Go for it.

God Abides

Bobbie Giltz McGarey


Rest full ness

My puppy and I went to bed at a good time. I fell asleep reading and woke feeling refreshed. It was 12:01 am

Not exactly a full nights sleep by any measure.

I have been chasing the thoughts on my head like clicking on articles on the web. Some thoughts connected, others off on a tangent. Come back. Come back.

May your nights bring you refreshment and peace. And longer than 2 hours

God Abides.

Through way

my nephew Chris took this photo in Japan. There is something beautifully serene about the way through. The bamboo makes a pathway through. It can be so dense that passage is not possible but here a pathway through seems possible.

Times in our lives when a pathway through may not seem possible…we look for a way. We look for ways ahead. We sometimes may need to slow down on our way. We may need to pause, to regroup, to reroute, or as my GPS says “recalculate”.

Still we try to keep on. That is why we seek to find God’s our life plan or calling.

I think we always have a calling that can shift at different times in our lives. Without a sense of purpose we can stumble or hesitate or get “stuck in the mud”

My Daddy and I would play … Stuck in the Mud.

He would you put his arms around me and ask me a question. Sometimes it was a times table or the scientific name of frogs. If I didn’t know the answer I would learn it. But there was always a way forward.

May you know the way. May you find the way. May you have someone to guide you if you get lost or turned around.

God abide

Bobbie Giltz McGarey


Apt waiting

I am waiting for apt people to come and fix the shower and smoke alarm and inspect. This is day two.

Yes I’ve been able to make some more progress in getting ready but as in some cleaning you have to drag things out of where you’ve stuffed them and sort and toss. This is s messy process.

But it’s like a lot of issues in our lives really. When we have somethings … an emotional issue or a trauma we sometimes just stuff it away… and we’ll do a Gone with the Wind… I’ll think about it tomorrow.

But there it is–even getting dusty–but it is still there taking up space in our head or heart. It comes to a time when we need to haul it out, reconsider if it has any merit, pare it down to its essential way–and move on. Sometimes we can throw out The whole issue realizing it’s not important or relevant.

Sometimes though we’ve got to wrestle with it until we come to some peace or understanding about it. Then we can bless it and take any lessons and move it on.

But there’s the waiting.

Are we feeling brave? Oh come on here we go

God abide

Bobbie Giltz McGarey


Abq, NM

What can be said?

There is a friend of mine whose daughter was all excited about the college she was chosen to enter. She was very pleased and settled. Then the other day, another of her dream schools contacted her to say they offered her a place too. Now, she wonders.

I am having trouble linking it …but this photo you’ll see if you search on YouTube

David Wilcox has a great song HOLD IT UP TO THE LIGHT


Blessings to all in that uncertain in-between.

God abides

Bobbie Giltz McGarey

before Pentacost

Grace and Peace to you.  The next Sunday is Pentecost and I am trying too find the red outfit I usually wear on Pentecost.  Also checking to see how it fits this year.  This is an essential step before Sunday morning.

If you were a disciple, in the general order of things, Jesus would have ascended and left you behind, (again), but this time he did so with orders about what your job was to do for the Kin-dom.  Go out and spread the Good News of God’s love.  Everywhere.  Like everywhere even to the ends of the earth.  Ok, now there’s a topper on the bucket list.

Spread the Good News.  Sure, sure I hear you say.  Can do…will do.  But do I have to get out of my car?  (that as meant to be a joke).  However, perhaps not so much of a joke as one might think .  Perhaps we would say yes to a cushier job.  I’ll cook till you get home and have a hot meal for you after your day of telling everyone.  I don’t really want to be a talker-to-people.  Ok. Ok.  I guess people know that there is Good News to be shared by the joy on our faces.  Perhaps they do until we break character and utter ugly words about someone or call a woman  ‘Nasty’.

Being peaceful in a sea of anxiousness and doubt it is not unusual to become upset about the possibility of getting it wrong.   There are some people I know who seem to treasure others messing up.  Does tha do their egos a boost.  Compare yourself o someone who failed and you will look better.  But to be honest that’s really a cheap way to BE in this world.

Live like Aunt Dorothy, who was a member of my church in Lawton.  Her niece said of her,  She never said anything mean about someone she knew, or someone she didn”t know.”  No there is a way to live our lives in the fullness of God’s mercy and grace.

God knows you thru and thru …and Loves you Even still.

God abide

@Bobbie Giltz McGarey

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