Days of Hope

And Jesus said to them, “Follow me, and I will make you become fishers of men. Mark 1:17 There is nothing that says hope quite like going fishing. We put some bait on a hook and cast it into the water and then wait just hoping for a bite. I loved the photo I used for the…

Seeds of Hope

So take heart, men, for I have faith in God that it will be exactly as I have been told. Acts 27:25 ESV This past week I have been cleaning up the flower beds and planting seeds at my sister in law’s. While she is in hospice care at home my wife is cooking and…

The Language of our Hearts

Taking her by the hand he said to her, “Talitha cumi,” which means, “Little girl, I say to you, arise.”. Mark 5:41 ESV One of the first things I noticed when we visited friends in Switzerland, was how many languages everyone there could speak. In the years since our Swiss vacation, I myself have learned Portuguese and on occasion…

Where is Our Hope?

Who has seen the wind? Neither you nor I But when the trees bow down their heads The wind is passing by Excerpt from Who Has Seen the Wind? by Christina Rossetti I’m not much for remembering long pages of flowing verse from Dylan Thomas or T.S. Elliott, but what stays with me are tiny…

Three Short Days

Now on the first day of the week Mary Magdalene came to the tomb early, while it was still dark, and saw that the stone had been taken away from the tomb John 20:1 ESV With snow seemingly falling everywhere except Florida this year, I am reminded of the year before we moved here and Scranton…