A Friday filled with Faith

“For I hold you by your right hand— I, the Lord your God. And I say to you, ‘Don’t be afraid. I am here to help you.” Isaiah 41:13 NLT We don’t have to know the details; we just need to BELIEVE that God is working things out, behind the scenes, on our behalf. We…

No Pain, No Gain

“Then he said to the crowd, “If any of you wants to be my follower, you must give up your own way, take up your cross daily, and follow me.” Luke 9:23 NLT Reading the Verse of the Day, I couldn’t help being struck by a few things. 1. Being a follower of Christ means…

Direct Access

I wish I could tell you why but for some reason the soundtrack of Fiddler on the Roof popped into my head today. I hadn’t thought about the musical film, a childhood favorite of mine, for decades. Even stranger, the song that stuck, that just wouldn’t go away, was from Tevye’s Monologue where he finds…

Seeking Refuge

When you hear of someone seeking refuge, you can look at it in one of two ways. 1. They are cowards; they do not wish to face whatever is confronting them. They are hiding. 2. Or, they are doing the prudent thing – seeking protection because they are in need of shelter, of a sanctuary….

Season of Blessings

My daughter had been scrolling through Pinterest in search a craft idea when she finally decided on one. She would attempt to make a puff ball. Soon string, scissors and a fork appeared; then the work began. She wasn’t pleased with her first attempt. She thought it wasn’t done well. I thought it was cute….