Default Response: Thanksgiving.

Though the fig tree does not bud and there are no grapes on the vines, though the olive crop fails and the fields produce no food,  though there are no sheep in the pen and no cattle in the stalls, yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will be joyful in God my Savior. […]

A Kiss is Still Sacred.

Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. Romans 12:1 (NIV) So here’s what I want you to do…Take your everyday, ordinary life — your sleeping, eating, going to work, and walking […]

What’s So Funny?

Then the Lord said to Abraham, “Why did Sarah laugh and say, ‘Will I really have a child, now that I am old?’ Is anything too hard for the Lord? I will return to you at the appointed time next year and Sarah will have a son.” Sarah was afraid, so she lied and said, […]

Joyful Contribution.

Bury your sorrows in active service — contributing to other people’s joy.  From Streams in the Desert. Love does not envy…it rejoices with the truth. I Corinthians 13:4b, 6 (NIV) To be honest, when I’m struggling on any level, ’service to others’ isn’t a mantra that rises to the top and dominates my thoughts. When […]

Benefits Package.

Praise the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits — Who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion. Who satisfies your desires with good things so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s. Psalm 103:2-5 […]