A year and a life, past.

With the close of 2018 came the end of my dad’s life–an event long anticipated but nevertheless unexpected. The phone call to hasten us to his side came the week before Christmas. He flew to Heaven as we flew to be near him. But my sister and I were there to pick up the ashes […]

I am counting on the LORD

Lord, if you kept a record of our sins, who, O Lord, could ever survive? But you offer forgiveness, that we might learn to fear you. I am counting on the LORD; yes, I am counting on Him.  I have put my hope in His word…—Who can discern his errors? Declare me innocent from hidden […]

Let the Joy Begin!

What’s at the bottom of your Joy? When victory is sweet, when crises are resolved, when good things happen and God’s hand is made evident, JOY is natural.  The Old Testament makes much of celebrating victories.  Annual feasts were part of the Law of God for His people.  “Celebrate!” was a command.  With good reason. […]