Counting Blessings

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me to lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside the still waters. Psalm 23:1-2 ESV The Lord is not only my shepherd He is a good shepherd for everyone who comes to Him and He fills our lives with blessings. It may…

Growing Older Praying

But the angel said to him, “Do not be afraid, Zacharias, for your prayer is heard; and your wife Elizabeth will bear you a son, and you shall call his name John. Luke 1:13 We often forget as we read Luke chapter one about the life of John the Baptist’s parents, that God was concerned…

Flourishing or Flailing?

While struggling to pull out dandelions I have always been amazed at how their outward flimsiness belies their power and tenacity. Those weak looking weeds are really tough guys! Not only are they hard to dig out, they even grow during drought and in a matter of weeks produce tremendous quantities of seeds to ensure…

What I Remember

I can’t remember growing so old Or losing my hair But they say that I’m there I can’t remember not being young To always run…oOh such fun! But then I’ve walked with Him Who gave breath to man Who filled the oceans And counted their sands Who laughed at years As they hurried past His…

Would You Go For One? – Challenge Day 1

The difference between reading about nursing home ministry and committing to this short training course is the same as the difference between what Jesus did when He met the woman at the well and what the disciples did that day. Jesus used  the opportunity to help just one person and he reached an entire village. The disciples…