Time’s Short. Love Well.

Time’s Short. Love Well.

“The end of all things is near. Therefore, be alert and of sober mind so that you may pray. Above all, love each other deeply because love covers over a multitude of sins.” (1 Peter 4:7-8)   It hits me when I stand next to a daughter who’s almost taller than me or glance across […]

Strength and Joy

Strength and Joy

“Go and enjoy choice food and sweet drinks, and send some to those who have nothing prepared. This day is holy to our Lord. Do not grieve, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.” Nehemiah 8:10   The focus of Nehemiah 8:10b is normally on the Lord’s strength keeping us happy. After all, […]

Spiritual Gifts

Spiritual Gifts

“Having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us use them…” Romans 12:6a   I believe that many of us who serve within the church have a good handle on how we are gifted simply because we, at one time or another, take part in all the gifts. Trying out a […]

Steadfast Love

Steadfast Love

We are, most of us, well acquainted with Ecclesiastes’ carousel of seasons whirling in life – times to mourn, dance, weep, laugh. While we wish to hide tears and seek laughter instead, there is no hide-and-seek to play. The seasons – they just come.

My heart turns often with the grief of others, and mine, to this prayer: