I am a hospice chaplain, wife of 28 years and a woman with a heart for hope and healing and hospitality.
The word “Bikos” is a Greek word which means Earthen Vessel. My life prayer has been “Make me a vessel that brings honor and glory to Your name.” This is taken from the scripture verse that talks about becoming a vessel of honor 2 Timothy 2:20; “Now in a large house there are not only gold and silver vessels, but also vessels of wood and of earthenware, and some to honor and some to dishonor.”
As a human, I see myself as a vessel seeking to bring honor to God through all that I say and all that I do. Sometimes that vessel is solid and strong bringing honor and glory to God’s name, and sometimes that vessel is cracked, in need of repair.
As a hospice chaplain, I see the individuals and families that I work with as vessels of God, seeking either to be healed or seeking to bring healing to the world around them.
Either way, we are all vessels of God, The Divine One, The God of Relationships. It is my belief that we are all seeking how to live in relationship with ourselves, with others and with God. Some are further along on this path than others.
This blog will be about myself as I learn what it means to become a vessel of honor and glory and about my life as a hospice chaplain, the struggles I deal with in the day to day journey walking with others in hospice.
Blessings and Shalom