To You, Mom and Dad!

God blessed them, saying: “Be fruitful and multiply…” From Genesis 1:28 Though I addressed this occasion last Sunday, today is the day. Happy Anniversary, Mom and Dad! While they celebrate together in a better place, I’m feeling particularly close to them today. My own family continues to grow as our extended family reaches farther into … Continue reading

Be Kind To Everyone!

Behold, you are pleased with sincerity of heart, and in my inmost being you teach me this wisdom. Psalm 51:8 Quite recently, a celebrity drew criticism after sitting with a perceived political enemy at a public event. Some of her fans and followers took her to task because the person she’d associated with had been … Continue reading

Another Reminder… Where To Turn

He took away our infirmities and bore our diseases. From Matthew 8:17 I know that I addressed this topic yesterday, but another reminder has come my way… I sat mindlessly tapping my fingers on the table. Troubling circumstances continued to entrench some people I knew with no end in sight. As I considered the situation, … Continue reading

Ask For God’s Help, Too

“…But when you pray, go to your inner room, close the door, and pray to God in secret.” From Matthew 6:6 A while back, I found myself quite frustrated. Though I usually manage my own troubles reasonably well, I hadn’t done a great job of that. I was also having difficulty with my inability to … Continue reading

Live with Faith, Hope and God’s Love!

This week, I’ll celebrate my parents’ seventy-seventh wedding anniversary. While my mom and dad will observe this special day in a place far better than our troubled world, I’ll reminisce over old photos and poignant memories. I’m tempted to long for the simpler times my parents seemed to enjoy, but I cannot. Life was no … Continue reading

Care and Be Cared For

Give to the one who asks of you, and do not turn your back on one who wants to borrow.” Matthew 5:42 Sometimes, it seems that those around us have read the gospel above and have decided to push us to fulfill Jesus’ words to the nth degree. Though we often feel great sympathy for … Continue reading