Five More

Five More

“Give ear to my words, O Lord; consider my groaning. Give attention to the sound of my cry, my King and my God, for to you do I pray. O Lord, in the morning you hear my voice; in the morning I prepare a sacrifice for you and watch.” (Psalm 5:1–3) Since the day is apt...
Christmas Time

Christmas Time

“And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying, ‘Glory to God in the highest.” (Luke 2:13-14) It’s Christmas time, and your heart should be cheerful and bright. But it isn’t. Not this year. Not when the load you bear is...
Up Ahead

Up Ahead

“Gladden the soul of your servant, for to you, O Lord, do I lift up my soul.” (Psalm 86:4) We walk at night, Bill and I, when the Florida sun has tipped its head low and a slight breeze accompanies our routine. Together we exercise our limbs, clear our heads,...
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...
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 oversaw...