Don't hit back; discover beauty in everyone. If you've got it in you, get along with everybody. Don't insist on getting even; that's not for you to do. "I'll do the judging." says God. "I'll take care of it." Romans 12:17-19 The Message It's a privilege to spend most of my days teaching four and … Continue reading That’s Not Fair!
"We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure." Hebrews 6:19 A recent devotional from Our Daily Bread tells the story of a recovering addict named Elizabeth who leaves encouraging notes on the car windshields of strangers. She often closes these with the words, "Much love. Hope sent." #inspiring However, a query … Continue reading Signs of Hope
"To everything there is a season, A time for every purpose under heaven." Ecclesiastes 3:1 "What is your name?", I asked a patient in the Alzheimer's unit where I visit once a month. "My name is *Ellen," she replied, "but it will change." Apparently, there are those who know they have dementia and those who … Continue reading The Times They Are a-Changin’
"I will be glad and rejoice in Your love, for You saw my affliction and knew the anguish of my soul." Psalm 30:7 It was raining steadily as dozens of cars crept through the student drop-off line at my school. Some students prepared for the weather, wearing rubber boots and carrying umbrellas, but others did … Continue reading The Miracle in the Rain
"Do your best. Work from the heart for your real Master, for God, confident that you'll get paid in full when you come into your inheritance. Keep in mind always that the ultimate Master you're serving is Christ." Colossians 3:18 My company recently embarked on a "Big Rocks" campaign: four major things to focus on … Continue reading Big Rocks and Goldilocks
Then little children were brought to Him that He might put His hands on them and pray, but the disciples rebuked them. But Jesus said, “Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of heaven.” Matthew 19:13-14 My wife and I used to teach Sunday … Continue reading A Little Girl and God
Pharaoh called in Moses and Aaron and said, “Pray to God to rid us of these frogs. I’ll release the people so that they can make their sacrifices and worship God.” Moses said to Pharaoh, “Certainly. Set the time. When do you want the frogs out of here, away from your servants and people and … Continue reading One More Night With the Frogs