Prayers

Prayers

  The Prayer of Jabez–Oh, that thou wouldst bless me indeed, and enlarge my coast, and that thine hand might be with me, and that thou wouldst keep me from evil, that it might not grieve me! (I Chronicles 4:10). The Prayer of St. Francis of Assisi–Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace. Where […]

Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday

Today is Ash Wednesday, a commemoration to begin the season of Lent, leading up to Easter. Whether we celebrate this day or not, it’s a good time to take an inward look at the person we really are, then an outward look at where we are going and who we are following. My books have […]

When Things Go Wrong

When Things Go Wrong

  It had been a hard day, for some reason. No earthquakes or tornadoes or devastating news, but it seemed as if a spirit of evil or a spiteful sprite had been present. A prickling word here, a worrisome conversation there, an unsettled, fearful feeling of something just out of sight, something left un-done, something […]

A Wider View of a Small World

A Wider View of a Small World

This is from a few years back: Have you ever wondered how God looks at His handiwork on earth? If you haveĀ gazed at earth from the lofty viewpoint of an airplane, you noticed clouds far below you; trees and houses that looked doll-sized. Is this the way God sees us? I am convinced it is […]

Do You Believe in Angels?

Syria’s king was out for blood. (II Kings 6) He was determined to defeat Israel but every time he set a trap for King Jehoram, God revealed the plan to the Prophet Elisha, who warned Israel’s king about each ambush. Syria’s king was puzzled and frustrated. How, he asked, did it always happen that Israel […]

The Benefits of Worry

The Benefits of Worry

  Every day as I listen to the news, I find a new reason to worry. I think it’s time to re-print a poem by an anonymous author. Worry? Why worry? What can worry do? It never keeps a trouble from overtaking you. It gives you indigestion and sleepless hours at night and fills with […]