We spent Saturday with our children, grandchildren and friends. During supper, Finley, our 2 1/2 year old granddaughter, put Ryan, our 28 year old son, into timeout. When asked what he did to get put in timeout, she said, “He hit the… Read More

Oh, what joy for thosewhose disobedience is forgiven,whose sin is put out of sight!Yes, what joy for thosewhose record the┬áLord┬áhas cleared of guilt,whose lives are lived in complete honesty!When I refused to confess my sin,my body wasted away,and I groaned all day… Read More

Last week flying home from vacation, my granddaughter sat in my lap during the descent into Chicago. As often happens, there were a few bumps coming through the clouds. The first time the plane shook, she looked up from what she was… Read More

Today I awoke with a weariness that I couldn’t shake. Unsure of the source of this disturbing companion, I did the only thing I was certain would help me. I set myself before the Father and laid out my case. I talked… Read More

Thought: responsibilities of life and a cause worth fighting for can cause weariness. Sometimes we lose sight of the value of how we spend our time. Providing for families, paying bills, working jobs, supporting causes – all take their toll. Henri Nouwen… Read More

Thought: Communication that goes unanswered leads to weariness. I have pondered this thought today. And I decided it isn’t just that communication is unanswered, it is the waiting. Waiting can be weary. My nephew and his wife just had their second child… Read More

As a person who struggles with depression, I am too familiar with what it means to be weary. But that is only one kind of weariness. There is another kind of weariness common to all people, not just those, like me, who… Read More

Weariness: reluctance to see or experience anymore of something. Read: 2 Thessalonians 3:13 Have you ever had that thought? “I’m just done with this. I don’t want to do it anymore.” I know I have. In the scripture today, Paul wrote to… Read More

Read: Philippians 4:2-3 I admit, this is an odd passage to choose for a daily devotional. As I read it again, it struck me in a new way. Conflict is a part of life. It happens in families, neighborhoods, churches, jobs, committees… Read More

Daily Reads 08.10.2019

It’s good to be home on my porch soaking up the morning rays. There is no place quite like home, is there? No matter where I wander or where I roam, home is where I want to be at the end of… Read More