Cheer up!

Cheer up!

I have told you these things, that in me you may have peace. In the world you have trouble; but cheer up! I have overcome the world. John 16:33 (WEB) Whoever thought we would be in lockdown for five months? I happened to be returning from a trip to see my...
God Knows

God Knows

 The Lord himself will go before you. He will be with you; he will not leave you or forget you. Don’t be afraid and don’t worry. Deuteronomy 31:8 (NCV) I met Mark on the Internet sixteen years ago and during those first days of getting to know each other, we spent a...
New Normal: Take 34

New Normal: Take 34

The valleys will be filled,       and the mountains and hills made level.    The curves will be straightened,       and the rough places made smooth. Luke 3:5 (NLT) My first child, a daughter, was born on January 10th, and I remember how long the days seemed after the...
It’s Dark

It’s Dark

He saw the disciples straining at the oars, because the wind was against them. Shortly before dawn he went out to them, walking on the lake.  Mark 6:48 (NIV)   “Mommy,” she called out. “It’s dark in my room. I’m scared.”...
Weight or wait

Weight or wait

 It teaches us to say “No” to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age, while we wait for the blessed hope—the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ, Titus 2:12-13 (NIV) I was...
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