Restoration is an interesting project. The building is already there with elements that will stay. Some of what was in the cabin has been removed; there are still a few cabinets to remove before putting in anything new. There is also a lot happening in the project that absolutely cannot be seen and does not …

12Since God chose you to be the holy people he loves, you must clothe yourselves with tenderhearted mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience. 13Make allowance for each other’s faults, and forgive anyone who offends you. Remember, the Lord forgave you, so you must forgive others. 14Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which binds us all together in …

1I wait quietly before God,for my victory comes from him. 2He alone is my rock and my salvation, my fortress where I will never be shaken. Psalm 62:1-2 Hurdles. I never tried to run the hurdles in the years I experimented with track and field. Sprints and relays were my go to events. Straight forward, …

12How can I know all the sins lurking in my heart? Cleanse me from these hidden faults. 13Keep your servant from deliberate sins! Don’t let them control me. Then I will be free of guilt and innocent of great sin. 14May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing to …

Sunday evening we had a farewell party at the only house my children have ever known as “Grandma and Grandpa’s house.” When my mother-in-law moved into assisted living, she sold the house to our daughter who was getting married that year. I have always loved the house; there is a spirit of peace and safety …

It is Thursday evening and I am sitting down for the first time all day. It’s been a busy day with my grandchildren, children and life. I am tempted to force myself to come up with something clever for tomorrow. And then I decided not to. I’m not the only one that has days like …

Secrets come in all sizes, shapes and styles. Some are fun to know; others are not. Sometimes I keep a secret for someone and then enjoy the telling when it’s time — like when my daughter and daughter-in-law are pregnant. That’s always exciting to learn and exciting to share. Other times, I am the recipient …

I sometimes wonder how my life would be different if Jesus were not a part of it. I said yes to his invitation when I was only six. In a cabin in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, I sensed Jesus asking if he could live in my heart. I said yes! For many years, I …

18When the Lord finished speaking with Moses on Mount Sinai, he gave him the two stone tablets inscribed with the terms of the covenant, written by the finger of God. Exodus 31:18 1Then Moses and the leaders of Israel gave this charge to the people: “Obey all these commands that I am giving you today. 2When you cross the …

10Do not despise these small beginnings, for the Lord rejoices to see the work begin, to see the plumb line in Zerubbabel’s hand.” Zechariah 4:10 The work has begun. It’s not a lot to see, but the work behind the scenes is amazing. Talking to suppliers, securing plumbers, electricians and landscaping is done. Plans are being drawn, …