When the Storms of Life Are Raging

When the Storms of Life Are Raging

There’s an old song that goes ┬álike this, “When the storms of life are raging, stand by me.” The words refer to the emotional, spiritual storms that we all encounter but could also be applied to the violent weather around the globe. In particular this morning, I’m thinking about the people in the path of […]

Seeking Refuge from the Storms

Seeking Refuge from the Storms

The approaching hurricane is occupying my thoughts. How bad will it be? How soon will it hit? Please, Lord, keep everyone safe. I hadn’t realized I had so many family and friends in Florida, Louisiana, South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia. But, I do. I hope they and everyone else remain out of the reach of […]

As the Lord Made It

As the Lord Made It

Did you ever think about the way the earth must have been, just as the Lord made it, before Adam and Eve sinned and were cast out of the Garden? It surely was beautiful and peaceful; exciting, yet safe. We still glimpse it in the majesty of mountains, the purity of the first snowfall, love […]

Another Newly Minted Day

Morning is here–another newly minted day, as bright and untarnished as a new penny. Night has gathered its dark robes around it and moved off, giving place to the rising sun. Hope stirs with the breeze that moves the leaves. Troubles that seemed insurmountable with darkness sink, defeated, before the glow of hope. As long […]

Gigantic Storm Hits Texas

Gigantic Storm Hits Texas

This morning, I’m praying for my family, friends, and for everyone in the path of Hurricane Harvey. I can only imagine the devastation, look at the pictures on the news this morning, and marvel at the strength of the wind and the waves and the lives disrupted. I’ve never been in a hurricane and never […]

The Heavens Declare the Glory of God

The Heavens Declare the Glory of God

Today, many well protected (I hope) eyes will be turned up to the sun or down to a homemade device, to see it disappear as the shadow of the moon moves across its face. What an amazing sight that will be! If I lived on a farm, I would be interested to see how the […]