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 »

It Will Be Happier.

“Hope smiles from the threshold of the year to come, whispering, ‘It will be happier.’” – Alfred Lord Tennyson, English poet (1809-1892)

A Stable & A Manger

A stable. Wooden manger. An exhausted new mother. A terrified first-time father, unsure of his fresh role. Before the quest for the perfect holiday, there was a journey. A faithfully fearful passage. Full of eager anticipation. Following the guidance of an angel. By the light of an unmistakable star. Straight toward prophesied uncertainty. Before the… Read more »

Exhausted and Overwhelmed

Before the shepherds come running, before anyone shows up with gifts, there’s just Mary, exhausted from childbirth, and Joseph, overwhelmed by the task in front of him, and the Baby, the Baby that changes everything. When we are exhausted and overwhelmed, God sustains us and reminds us of the true meaning of the season. Forgive… Read more »