Tag Archives: Creation

Morning Offering: 05. 12. 22

Today’s Reflection: Compassionate and loving God,
you created a beautiful world for us to share:
Give us the desire to live simply,
so that our lives show your generosity.
You made us responsible for the earth:
guide us so that those who come after us may enjoy your creation. Amen. — Jesuit prayer site.
Morning Offering is a daily post by Joe Barkovich, who lives in his hometown of Welland, Ontario. Daily photo by Joe Barkovich.
Morning Offering is posted by 8 a. m.

Morning Offering: 01. 23. 22

Today’s Reflection: Beauty of Winter – God of creation, thank you for the beauty of winter – for snow, icy window panes, evergreen trees, warm coats, sledding, and hot cocoa. Let us enjoy Your creation in all its glory, this winter and always. — Author unknown.
Morning Offering is a daily post by Joe Barkovich, who lives in his hometown of Welland, Ontario. Daily photo by Joe Barkovich.
Morning Offering is posted by 8 a. m. daily.

Morning Offering: 01. 21. 22

Today’s Reflection: This is so Beautiful! – Winter In All Of Our Lives
There is a winter in all of our lives,
a chill and darkness that makes us yearn
for days that have gone
or put our hope in days yet to be.
Father God, you created seasons for a purpose.
Spring is full of expectation
buds breaking
frosts abating and an awakening
of creation before the first days of summer.
Now the sun gives warmth
and comfort to our lives
reviving aching joints
bringing colour, new life
and crops to fruiting.
Autumn gives nature space
to lean back, relax and enjoy the fruits of its labour
mellow colours in sky and landscape
as the earth prepares to rest.
Then winter, cold and bare as nature takes stock
rests, unwinds, sleeps until the time is right.
An endless cycle
and yet a perfect model.
We need a winter in our lives
a time of rest, a time to stand still
a time to reacquaint ourselves
with the faith in which we live.
It is only then that we can draw strength
from the one in whom we are rooted
take time to grow and rise through the darkness
into the warm glow of your springtime
to blossom and flourish
bring colour and vitality into this world
your garden.
Thank you Father
for the seasons of our lives. — Author unknown
Morning Offering is a daily post by Joe Barkovich who lives in his hometown of Welland, Ontario. Daily photo by Joe Barkovich.
Morning Offering is posted by 8 a. m.

Morning Offering: 09. 17. 21

Today’s Reflection: A seed grows with no sound but a tree falls with a huge noise. Destruction has noise, but creation is quiet. This is the power of silence. Grow silently! —Unattributed.
Morning Offering is a daily post by Joe Barkovich, who lives in his hometown of Welland, Ontario. Daily photo by Joe Barkovich.
Morning Offering is posted by 8 a.m.

Morning Offering: 06. 08. 21

Today’s Reflection: Not to hurt our humble brethren is our first duty to them, but to stop there is not enough. We have a higher mission – to be of service to them whenever they require it. — St. Francis of Assisi.
Morning Offering is a daily post by Joe Barkovich, who lives in his hometown of Welland, Ontario. Daily photo by Joe Barkovich.
Morning Offering is posted by 8 a.m.

Morning Offering: 01. 09. 21

Today’s Reflection: See what you’re missing when you say you don’t have time to stop and admire the beauty of Gods creation!
Morning Offering is a daily post by Joe Barkovich, who lives in his hometown of Welland, Ontario. Today’s Reflection and photo by Joe Barkovich.
Morning Offering is posted by 8 a. m.

Morning Offering: 10. 26. 20

Today’s Reflection: O God of Creation, May the brilliant colours of the leaves remind us of the wonder of your creation. — Catholic prayer site.
Morning Offering is a daily post by Joe Barkovich, who lives in his hometown of Welland, Ontario. Daily photo by Joe Barkovich.
Morning Offering is posted by 8 a. m. daily.

Morning Offering: 10. 03. 20

Today’s Reflection: See what you’re missing when you say you don’t have time to stop and admire the beauty of God’s creation!
Morning Offering is a daily post by Joe Barkovich, who lives in his hometown of Welland, Ontario. Today’s Reflection and photo by Joe Barkovich.
Morning Offering is posted by 8 a. m.

Morning Offering: 09. 09. 20

Today’s Reflection: The earth is my altar; the sea is my holy water;
The air and sun what give me life.
Lord, I celebrate this home each day,
and I give you thanks for what you have created. — Christopher De Vinck, in The Center Will Hold, An Almanac of Hope, Prayer and Wisdom for Hard Times.
Morning Offering is a daily post by Joe Barkovich, who lives in his hometown of Welland, Ontario. Daily photo by Joe Barkovich.
Morning Offering is posted by 8 a.m.