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…

For Our Good and Mr Turtle

A few folks might have wondered why I haven’t been posting and suffice it to say that the last 4-5 days have been filled with everything I own is breaking. The dryer only works if you shake it, the older of our two cars has an incurable disease that Suzuki doesn’t make the parts for…

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…

Jesus Bread of Heaven – Devotional for Lent

When I was a boy I loved the smells coming from the kitchen when my mom baked bread. I could hardly wait for her to hand me a warm slice slathered with butter right from the oven. We need to ask ourselves if we are also longing to know God like that. Are we eager…

God’s Simple Plan

God’s Simple Plan Not silver or even a big heap of gold Not fancy homes Or just stuff that grows old   Not applause and awards Or a wall full of trophies Saying, “You a great guy!” Turn waves to calm seas   But the cry in the night by a babe in a manger…