Written Five Years Ago . . . for This Very Day

I wrote the following piece five years ago. How eerie it is and perfectly right for exactly how I am feeling again today: There has been death and disease striking many people around me. I have been feeling like I am not doing enough to help them because all I have really been able to doContinue reading “Written Five Years Ago . . . for This Very Day”

TRIUMPHAL PROCESSION

Triumphal is defined by Webster’s dictionary as “a ceremony attending the entering of Rome by a general who had won a decisive victory over a foreign enemy.”  It is a fitting title for Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday, the Sunday before the crucifixion. Jesus enters to conquer more than the enemy on theContinue reading “TRIUMPHAL PROCESSION”

On the start of my 47th year

No, this isn’t how I expected to spend my 47th birthday, yet I wouldn’t trade the day for anything. I have a renewed peace in the midst of this chaos. It is the peace which surpasses all understanding described in Philippians 4:7. This is the first time I ever remember experiencing it. Since this COVID19Continue reading “On the start of my 47th year”

Sing to Him a New Song

Psalm 33 says, “Sing to Him a new song.” When I read this line, I asked myself, what song have I been singing? The answer was that it was not a happy, joyful, praise the Lord song. Honestly, the song has been one of questions, pleas, and confusion. You know what I learned? Those songsContinue reading “Sing to Him a New Song”

Lean into HOPE: A piece on Acts 2:25-26

“I saw the Lord always before me, for he is at my right hand that I may not be shaken; therefore my heart was glad and my tongue rejoiced, my flesh also will dwell in hope.” My heart is glad. My soul rejoices. I dwell in His presence ever with me. Unshaken. Continually I seeContinue reading “Lean into HOPE: A piece on Acts 2:25-26”

Christmas Hymn Devotion: “Do You Know What I know?”

 “but in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect,” 1 Peter 3:15 “Said the shepherd boy to the mighty king Do you know what IContinue reading “Christmas Hymn Devotion: “Do You Know What I know?””

Christmas Hymn Devotional 2019: A THRILL OF HOPE

“O holy night the stars are brightly shining It is the night of our dear Savior’s birth Long lay the world in sin and error pining Till He appeared and the soul felt its worth A thrill of hope the weary world rejoices For yonder breaks a new glorious morn”  ~ O Holy Night  Continue reading “Christmas Hymn Devotional 2019: A THRILL OF HOPE”

The Reasons I love Pumpkin Spice Lattes

I love Pumpkin Spice Lattes (PSLs). This year I was at Starbucks at 5:30 in the morning on the first day they were available.  Although I love the flavor of pretty much anything Pumpkin Spice, there is much more to these PSLs for me than the flavor. First, they represent a change in seasons.  SinceContinue reading “The Reasons I love Pumpkin Spice Lattes”

For What Do I Wait – Thoughts on Psalm 39

Darkness fell upon us we scrambled to find light – light from anything to close the void, to bring us joy instead of despair. We continue to seek – to find light in things and having faith that they will bring us hope. We search the earth, but cannot find. We wait on the thingsContinue reading “For What Do I Wait – Thoughts on Psalm 39”