Noel

“For a child is born to us, a son is given to us. The government will rest on His shoulders. And He will be called: Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” — Isaiah 9:6, NLT Lonely bell joins lonely  bell, crescendoing  into choir; resonance  brings harmony before one last peal resounds toContinue reading “Noel”

Entering Dawn

“However long the night, the dawn will break.” — African Proverb I rise quietly, slip my robe across  my shoulders and leave you sleeping,  make my way to the kitchen,  peek out of the small window,  allow my eyes to adjust and focus  on the silhouette of trees standing  still in the last of theContinue reading “Entering Dawn”

Forgiveness

The faithful love of the Lord never ends!  His mercies never cease.  Great is His faithfulness; His mercies begin afresh each morning. — Lamentations 3:22-23, NLT How much forgiveness does God extend? I’ve wrestled a lifetime with my own murmurs and grumbles, my selfishness and ego, my failures and stubbornness, and I often wake inContinue reading “Forgiveness”

My Morning To-Do List:

Never let loyalty and kindness leave you! Tie them around your neck as a reminder. Write them deep within your heart.” — Proverbs 3:3, NLT Open a door for the one behind me; step aside and allow another in line; give a wave, a smile, a nod,  any kind acknowledgment  that someone’s life is relevant; Continue reading “My Morning To-Do List:”

Unfurling

“Deep in their roots, all flowers keep the light.” — Theodore Roenthke I see this blossom each morning unfurling to find the light, reaching out to touch  a ray of sun, warmth  necessary for life; its roots stretch down  into moistened earth  as morning brings on  the day’s thirst.   I complete that same  searchContinue reading “Unfurling”