Just Smile.

A Charlie Chaplin classic best vocally remembered by the extraordinary Nat King Cole for this Friday morning. #justsmile Smile though your heart is aching Smile even though it’s breaking When there are clouds in the sky, you’ll get by. If you smile through your fear and sorrow Smile and maybe tomorrow You’ll see the sun… Read more »

You’ve Got A Friend

A nostalgic ‘sleep pockets only’ kind of night here at West Court–a lot on my mind and my heart–thus the ‘sleep pockets’. Stacked some 70’s classic vinyl on the old victrola–including Carole King’s 1971 Tapestry (and a lot of Karen Carpenter and Bread… . And my favorite song from that album–a James Taylor classic.. Remembering… Read more »

Prayer of St. Francis

A gently modified version for our Monday of The Prayer of St. Francis–and a thought to ponder…we can never look into the eyes of someone that our God does not love. I am forever grateful that He didn’t give up on me. How about you? #MondayMotivation Lord, make me a channel of your peace. That… Read more »


9 After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. 10 Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. 11 Give us this day our daily bread. 12 And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. 13 And lead us… Read more »

God is Faithful.

God was faithful yesterday. God is faithful today. God will be faithful tomorrow.

Hope Is

Hope is strength. And courage. Hope is unbreakable. And brave. Hope brings healing. And peace. And empathy. And more hope. Which brings more strength, and grace and patience and faith and kindness and strength… and through it all, it carries love. And now these three remain: faith, hope, and love. But the greatest of these… Read more »

I Need Thee

I need Thee ev’ry hour, Most gracious Lord. No tender voice like thine Can peace afford. I need Thee, oh, I need Thee; Ev’ry hour I need thee! Oh, bless me now, my Savior; I come to Thee! – Annie S. Hawks, 1835–1918

Solid Rock Standing

One of my favorite church congregational anthems. #SolidRockStanding “My hope is built on nothing less. Than Jesus’ blood and righteousness. I dare not trust the sweetest frame. But wholly lean on Jesus’ Name. On Christ the solid Rock I stand. All other ground is sinking sand. All other ground is sinking sand.” Eyes on Jesus…. Read more »

God is There

Even when we don’t ‘feel’ like God is still there with us, He is. In the times we think He’s left us and we’re all alone because we can’t feel His presence, He’s still right there. He hears our cries, and He’s saying, ‘Sweet child, I’m right here. I haven’t left you and never will.’… Read more »

Just one second.

It only takes a second to say – I love you. – I’m sorry. – I appreciate you. – I was wrong. – You were right. – Forgive me. – I miss you. and to sincerely ask – How are you? Just one second. Prayers for so many today–please be safe and vigilant for each… Read more »