Our Quiet House

The bathroom and guest room are clean again. The refrigerator is mostly restocked and there are no more piles of sneakers by the doorway. But the return to our normal order of things  is too quiet for me. They say that we smile when the grand-kids come and then again when they go. But for…

4 Lessons on Faith from Ducks on the Pond

Stick together when danger approaches… Not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near. Heb 10:25 Just Keep Swimming! Now the just shall live by faith: but if any man draw back, my soul shall have no pleasure…

Precious Promises

There is no better known symbol of precious stones than the diamond. But of even greater value are God’s promises in the middle of the real struggles in our lives. Peter writes these words as he faces the end of his own life at the hands of executioners. He looks back for a moment remembering…

Preparing a Home

The only thing I knew about my surgeon was His name. I never had so much as sat with him for coffee or met his family. But on date I was given for surgery I obediently came and allowed an anesthesiologist to put me under. When I awoke the procedure was over. Though I had…

Jesus Still Prays for You

In Luke’s gospel he shows us a scene at the Last Supper of the disciples using the moment while they are still eating to argue about who is the best and most important. Jesus then pulls Simon Peter aside to give him both a warning and a promise. He tells him to pray because Satan…