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...
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....
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...
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...
A Good Friend

A Good Friend

So be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid and do not panic before them. For the Lord your God will personally go ahead of you. He will neither fail you nor abandon you. Deuteronomy 31:6 (NLT) Trying to go it alone these days is hard and often, discouraging. COVID...
A Bag of Frozen Peas

A Bag of Frozen Peas

 For the Law was given through Moses, but grace [the unearned, undeserved favor of God] and truth came through Jesus Christ. John 1:17 (AMP) In the ongoing struggle with vision in my left eye, one of the consequences is a droopy eyelid. It was so bad that repair was...
Darkness to Light

Darkness to Light

Your eye is the lamp of your body. When your eye is healthy, your whole body is full of light, but when it is diseased, your body is full of darkness. Therefore see to it that the light in you is not darkness. Luke 11:34-35 (NET) I have spent many hours in...
Who’s In Charge

Who’s In Charge

Only by your power can we push back our enemies; only in your name can we trample our foes. I do not trust in my bow: I do not count on my sword to save me. You are the one who gives us victory over our enemies; you disgrace those who hate us. O God, we give glory to...
Don’t Give Up

Don’t Give Up

And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up. Galatians 6:9 (NIV) What fun we had, as a family, celebrating Kate’s graduation from college. We rented an AirBnb house overlooking the Pacific Ocean that had room for...
Life is Messy

Life is Messy

And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love.  No power in the sky above...