Alley Cats

In our back alley we have the blessing of stray cats, one of whom seems to have adopted me. I have come home on various occasions to find him sleeping contentedly on the front porch or at my back door step. Though I have never fed this cat, he acts confidently like a member of…

A Light in the Valley

There’s a light in the valley of death now for me Since Jesus came into my heart! Rufus McDaniel 1914 Are you passing through what feels like the longest and darkest valley in your life today? David tells us in Psalm 23 that He won’t fear in that darkness because he knows that his shepherd…

The color of the Flower

But if you do not believe his writings, how will you believe My words?” John 5:47 This Mother’s day Azalea was planted at our friend’s house almost 50 years ago. While it is amazing both in it’s beauty and size, what is also curious is the azalea on the neighbor’s side of the fence. It…

Letting Go – Taking Hold

.. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, Philippians 3:13 As our grandson wrestled with learning to paddle board last summer we were all treated to a comedy of errors. One moment he was up smiling triumphantly, the next tumbling off to the peals of laughter from…

Joy

I used to tell the men who worked for me “My job is to make your job easier.” usually this involved explaining why I wanted them to do something a particular way. I believe it is a natural tendency for us all to think that the boss has only his own interests at heart. Maybe…