A New Morning

I thank God for the morning, for the freshness of rain-washed air, for new light as it clears away the shadows of the night. I thank God for the mystery of another day. Yesterday’s worries and concerns are where they belong–with yesterday. This is a new day, a new beginning, a new hope with the […]

The Wise Men–Three?

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 […]

Attitude of Gratitude

Attitude of Gratitude

Did you ever feel like that–just an overflowing joy and gladness in the world as God made it? And the people God put into the world, the family and friends whom I have the privilege to love.  I’m filled with gratitude for the readers of Darcy, Flora, Ned–the friends I’ve never met. May your Thanksgiving […]

Bless Thy Creaking Bones

A Blessing for Grandmas The Lord bless thy bones that they creak not neither pop loudly when thou sittest down and when thou risest up. The Lord bless thine eyesight so that it can see the intricate workings of thy grandchildren’s technology. The Lord bless thy mind so that it understandeth the intricate workings of […]

Peace and Quiet

Peace and Quiet

On the north side of my house is a happy tangle of ferns, hostas, violets and lily-of-the-valley. I call this my woods garden. For one thing, it grows without much help from me. For another, this pretty group of flowers reminds me of taking a walk through the woods. They like to sink their little […]

The Miracle at the Jordan

The Miracle at the Jordan

The Israelites were in a pickle. Their great leader, Moses, was dead. Joshua was now at their helm. (Joshua 3:1-17).  The Israelites left their camp at Acacia and were met by the Jordan River. And it was in flood stage. How in the world were they going to get across? Would they ever reach the […]

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