In Times Like These

When we add the last couple of weeks to most of last year it may cause us to raise our hands and signal “time out.”  No matter what our political persuasions are, lives have been lost for months; lives lost as a result of an angry mob.  Consequently, unnecessary loss of life can create a…

Happy New Year to Everyone!

Sometimes as we begin the New Year, we pray for our circumstances to be better.  If the past year had many struggles, we celebrate the beginning of a New Year praying those difficulties would not return.  This is true especially when those difficulties created emotional stress, mental anguish, and led to physical exhaustion. Those experiences…

God’s Faithfulness

Does God’s faithfulness surprise you, encourage you, strengthen you, give you hope or does the intensity of trials make you questions whether or not God cares?                 The hymn “Great is Thy Faithfulness” was written by Thomas Chisholm, who was born Lincoln-like in a log cabin in Kentucky.  As a young adult, he was converted…

Battle for the Mind

Sometimes our worst enemy is our mind.  We have so many thoughts racing through the mind that can create fears that inhibit us, speculations that can send our thoughts in so many directions, thoughts of not being good enough or a lot of persistent problems that can lead some people to feeling depressed and overwhelmed. …

Challenged but content!

Just for a moment, who would have imagined a tiny invisible virus indiscriminately making our world topsy-turvy. The COVID-19 crisis has brought several hardships; restrictions on usual freedoms, personal and economic-financial challenges, emotional vulnerabilities, thousands of lost loved ones, broken marriages, 24/7 parenting, hospitals overwhelmed, virtual graduations….the list goes on.  Piling on top of the…