The Answer

We were sitting on the patio, talking about current events and how the world is changing around us. And my son said, “I just don’t know how can we bring children into a world like this?” I hadn’t thought of that one, this time around. I suppose we see what is more immediate to our…

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He is a vacuum – “he” is a hole, He is all that is lost and gone from my soul He is an absence, the thing that I miss, He is the missing ingredient for bliss He is the heart to my broken machine, He is the water I need to be clean Why does…


A Living Hope

“By his great mercy he gave us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.” He gave us birth into a living hope. Love that! That is what my heart needed to be reminded of.

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The Things That Are

There is a joy that runs Even through darkest night, That sails all unseen on currents – And travels on without wind Advances, though still out of sight There is a hope that lifts And upwards it flies without wings, It carries the soul up and out – Of days that are endless and dreary…

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The Safest Place in the World

With things being uncertain due to recent events, I have been thinking and praying especially for my loved ones and friends. I am so grateful that everyone I know is well, and safe, and I was thinking how much we are simply at the mercy of God. But the moment the thought appeared, it kind…

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Joy the Last

From a letter to his father, on June 3, 1855: How does dear mother bear it? It must be a dreadful trial to her. Life grows so sad sometimes — “but there is the one who makes the joy the last in every song” and no trial is too sad which makes us look more…

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Heaven and Earth

We invited my husband’s mother for dinner the other night, and she shared the story of a little conversation she had with her boss. He had asked her if she would mind sharing a little of the organic coffee she brought in to work, and she said to him “Of course – mi casa es…

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