The Right Balance

Most of us dislike conflict, yet we’re surrounded by it. On the global scale there are Islamic extremists, the Ukraine mess, and North Korea. Nearer home the potential presidential candidates are already criticizing each other and still more cities see demonstrations...

Llama Therapy for the Soul

Two llamas succeeded in capturing the attention of the nation last Thursday with a bolt for freedom through the streets of Sun City, AZ. After providing therapy an assisted-living facility, the female llamas left their male companion at the trailer and began an...

Receive, Retain, and Give

My life verse is found in 2 Timothy 2:1-4 2 “You therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus. 2 And the things that you have heard from me among many witnesses, commit these to faithful men who will be able to teach others also.” One of the...

Giving Thanks

Winter for many is their favorite time of the year, but not for me. I do not look forward to winter, but I do enjoy each day that God gives during winter. And, winter leads to my favorite time of the year – spring (and it is coming)! I do not mind winter, but it has...

Nothing is Impossible with God

As I contemplated the Christmas story this year, I thought about Gabriel’s words to Mary in Luke 1:35,37.  “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Highest will overshadow you; therefore, also, that Holy One who is to be born will be called the Son of...

Hearing ‘Peace’ in Christmas Bells

  And in despair I bowed my head;                 “There is no peace on earth,” I said;                 “For hate is strong and mocks the song                  Of peace on earth, goodwill to men!”                 Perhaps the despair expressed in this stanza of a...