Those Wakeful Hours Before Dawn

Those Wakeful Hours Before Dawn

Do you ever wake up in the wee, small hours of the morning, as Frank Sinatra sang, those hours before dawn, and find thoughts running through your head that wouldn’t be there any other time of the day? It’s as if in the busyness of daylight hours, my mind is full of the activities or […]

Life–A Gift From the Creator

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. —— These words are in our Declaration of Independence. This morning, I am thinking about that first unalienable Right given to […]

Do You Believe in Angels? A friend and I were visiting yesterday. She was feeling discouraged and sad because of some things over which she had no control. She was worried but she is a Christian and was reminding herself that God knows her troubles. We all feel overwhelmed sometimes and have no idea which […]

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The Comfort of Well-Chosen Words

The Comfort of Well-Chosen Words

My mother has been gone for more than twenty years; yet, I miss her every day, even now. When the grief of her passing was new and I felt wounded and sore, I sought and found comfort in words: the words of friends, words in the Bible and other books. I found relief from pain in […]

Are You Sure There Were Three Wise Men?

Are You Sure There Were Three Wise Men?

Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem — (Matthew 2:1). Today is the day Christians celebrate the Epiphany, when wise men from the east bearing gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh, came to find and worship […]

A Christmas Blessing

A Christmas Blessing

Does it seem to you that a quiet type of peace and joy radiate from our hearts at Christmastime? With all the rush and hurry, suddenly Christmas is here and we pause to reflect on the Baby born so long ago in Bethlehem. Snow still outlines the eaves and snugs up against tree trunks–just wisps […]