Next Year’s Word

Next Year’s Word

God, the one and only—     I’ll wait as long as he says. Everything I hope for comes from him,     so why not? He’s solid rock under my feet,     breathing room for my soul, An impregnable castle:     I’m set for life. Psalm 62:5-6 (The Message) The year is winding...

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Let It Be

Let It Be

Then Mary said, “I am the Lord’s servant. Let it be with me just as you have said.” Then the angel left her. Luke 1:38 (CEB) The Christmas season is in full swing. The tree is up. Lights are strung outside. Presents are ordered, some wrapped. Parties are on the...

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Time to Rest

Time to Rest

Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest. Mark 6:31 (NIV) Plans have been underway for the last six months to go to the wedding of Mark's younger son.  He met his bride during COVID at church. Not many flashy dates due to the lockdown but quiet...

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Keep Running

Keep Running

My friends, I don’t feel that I have already arrived. But I forget what is behind, and I struggle for what is ahead. I run toward the goal, so that I can win the prize of being called to heaven. This is the prize that God offers because of what Christ Jesus has done....

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Rightness

Rightness

Live in peace with each other. Do not be proud, but make friends with those who seem unimportant. Do not think how smart you are. Romans 12:16 (NCV) I dropped Mark off at the barber and then ran to get a latte. When I got back, I sat in a chair behind him and listened...

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Don’t Give Up – Take 2

Don’t Give Up – Take 2

Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Galatians 6:9 (NIV) September. I love the change of seasons and Fall is one of my favorites. In Arizona, we don't see much of a change in the hot temperatures...

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