Wait With Joy!

May his name be blessed forever; as long as the sun his name shall remain. Psalm 72:17 In just ten days, Christmas will be here. My husband has stolen away for a few well-deserved hours at the health club. I’ve completed the tasks at hand so I’m taking advantage of the quiet house. I settled … Continue reading

Reason To Be Joyful!

Summoning two of his disciples, John sent them to ask the Lord, “Are you He who is to come or are we to expect someone else?” Luke 7:19 I’ve decided to hold tightly to the peace with which I’ve been blessed these days while I also turn my attention to Christmas Joy. Though the house … Continue reading

A Gift of Peace

Salvation is nearer now than we first believed; …the day is at hand. From Romans 13:11 Some days ago, I shared that a young man I taught long ago had passed away. Though Robert was eight years old when I taught him, his fifty-one years seemed young to me as well. Because I also know … Continue reading

Peace-filled Hugs and Smiles

“I will leave as a remnant in your midst a people humble and lowly, Who shall take refuge in the name of the Lord.” Zephaniah 3:13 She’s done it again! Actually, Carol and her husband have done this numerous times much to my good fortune! A few years ago, I mentioned Carol in my daily … Continue reading

Peace Patrol

O Lord, you have been our refuge through all generations. Psalm 90:1 21:23 When I taught, I prided myself in remaining calm in the face of misbehavior. My students apparently agreed as indicated by their subsequent compliance. Still, I admit to allowing my anger to get the best of me the morning I heard that … Continue reading

Waiting Peacefully

This Second Sunday of Advent, we begin our liturgy with the lighting of two candles on our Advent Wreath. Last weekend’s candle invited us to renew our hope by acknowledging God’s promising presence among us. Though this is the season of waiting, just as God’s people awaited the Messiah, we cannot help celebrating that arrival … Continue reading