Merry Christmas, dear ones…

Our Thanksgiving this year had to be rescheduled due to illness in the family. Once I realized that I had a completely unexpected, unscheduled day, I decided to watch Hallmark movies and wrap Christmas presents. I know, I know, Hallmark movies are sappy, but I still enjoy them!   Hallmark brings to mind greeting cards, right? We often include a …

Rags to Righteousness

It was Christmastime and I was thinking about the idea of Jesus in a manger, wrapped in swaddling clothes. It occurred to me that those clothes were, no doubt, rags. As I pondered this thought, I was reminded of the scripture Isaiah 64:6 that refers to our righteous acts being like “filthy rags” before God. Carried by this image, I began …

Painter of the Heavens

Psalm 19:1–6 The heavens are telling of the glory of God; and their expanse is declaring the work of His hands. Day to day pours forth speech, and night to night reveals knowledge. There is no speech, nor are there words; their voice is not heard. Their line has gone out through all the earth, and their utterances to the end …

Mother’s Day Musings

“Pour out your heart like water before the presence of the Lord; lift up your hands to Him for the life of your little ones…” Lamentations 2:19   Several years ago I was at a wedding where I watched as the mother of the groom danced with her son while, due to the premature death of her husband, the mother …