When Necessary, Shake Off the Dust

“Whatever place does not welcome you or listen to you, leave there and shake the dust off your feet…” Mark 6:11 It isn’t easy for me to walk away. This propensity to stay connected is partially genetic and partially learned. My parents opened their door to everyone. I recall my mom saying, “I leave the … Continue reading

Just Love

Those who sow with tears will reap with songs of joy. Psalm 126:5 I admit that I have shed some tears as of late. A recent gathering brought tears of joy over our grandson’s second birthday and the wonderful family with whom I celebrated. Unfortunately, the news on television that very evening was heartbreaking. I … Continue reading

Holy Is Your Name!

“…to Timothy, my dear child: grace, mercy, and peace from God…” 2 Timothy 1:2 The wonderful time I had celebrating our little grandson’s birthday remains with me as do the precious events which led us to this milestone. As we sang “Happy Birthday, dear Danny,” I recalled the phone call which announced Daniel’s birth. Tim … Continue reading

That Wonderful Eclipse!

Though today’s reflection was published earlier, I have to add a few words about today’s historic eclipse… I joined the masses and looked skyward at the appointed time. Though we saw only clouds in my vicinity, we enjoyed being a part of the positive energy which surrounded this event. This world has been such a … Continue reading

Once Again, I Thank You, Dear God…

From the depths of my despair, I wept before you. You heard my voice, dried my tears and responded. Inspired by Psalm 130:1-2 and God’s Merciful Response to Me Our little grandson recently celebrated his second birthday. What a celebration that was! It was with deep gratitude that I rejoiced with Daniel because… Daniel’s mom … Continue reading

God’s Indiscriminate Love

While waiting for an appointment, I tried several times to begin this reflection. Much to my dismay, distractions of every sort thwarted my progress. After vetoing my third attempt at an opening paragraph, I decided to close my eyes, contemplate life and offer a word of greetings to God. I’m usually quite good at blocking … Continue reading