Hope Surge

Hope Surge

“For whatever was written in former days was written for our instruction, that through endurance and through the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope.” (Romans 15:4) We hear reports from distant shores and nearby corner stores of friends who bear the...
Exponential

Exponential

“I lift my eyes to the hills. From where does my help come? My help comes from the LORD, who made heaven and earth.” (Psalm 121:1-2) Invariably, the roughest places precede surprising joys.My husband Bill and I traveled to the Swiss alps this summer to celebrate our...
Twenty-Seventh Time

Twenty-Seventh Time

“The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?” (Psalm 27:1) Surrounded by a dreary haze, I falter. But what is that to you who emanates incandescent light, luminous and lasting? Black mists...
Intimidation

Intimidation

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.” (Proverbs 3:5-6) As a little girl I presumed that nothing intimidated my dad. He was six feet tall and...
Billboard

Billboard

“I believe that I shall look upon the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living! Wait for the LORD; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord!” (Psalm 27:13-14) Our friend Wendy is a billboard. At this very moment, her attitude and demeanor...