R… Rejoice

This is the day the Lord has made; let us be glad and rejoice in it. Psalm 118:24 R is for Rejoice. Before I continue, I must share that I considered using “resignation” as my R word. It had come to my attention, once again, that life on this earth is imperfect at best. It … Continue reading

Q… Quiet

Be still, and know that I am God… From Psalm 46:10 Q is for Quiet. I cannot take credit for this word. When I first tackled this alphabet some years ago, a friend from church stopped to tell me that she is enjoying my take on the ABCs. I told her that I’d hoped this … Continue reading

God’s Unique Handiwork

I admit that today I’m writing quickly and offering prayers of thanksgiving all the while. The good deacon and I are returning to Israel for a final visit. While I’m absolutely thrilled about this, completing everything on our to-do lists beforehand has been challenging. When I finally felt that I had things under control, Mike … Continue reading

P… Peace

Kindness and truth shall meet; justice and peace shall kiss. Psalm 85:11 P is for Peace. Of all of my heart’s desires, I think I long for and relish peace most of all. The truth is that during the most difficult times of my life, I’ve been at least faintly aware of a measure of … Continue reading

O… Original

For you shall eat the fruit of your handiwork; blessed shall you be and favored. Psalm 128:2 O is for Original. I had difficulty settling on today’s word. I was torn between “original” and “opus” because both words describe an extremely important aspect of our existence. You see, each of us is an original. Even … Continue reading

N… Name

At daybreak, he called his disciples and selected twelve of them to be his apostles: Simon, to whom he gave the name Peter… Luke 6:13-16 N is for Name. Some years ago, his name caused our younger son some serious heartache. One evening at dinner, when he could no longer contain his misery, Tim tearfully … Continue reading