Yippee! A New Year!

“The eyes of the Lord are upon those who love him…He lifts up the soul and gives light to the eyes; he grants healing, life, and blessing.” -Sirach 34:16-17 The New Year is a time of renewed hope, renewed effort, and checking the compass to assure that you are striving in the right direction. Perhaps […]

Do not rely on your own insight: Trust…

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not rely on your own insight. It will be healing to your flesh and refreshment to your bones. Proverbs 3:5, 8 We experienced in the book of Job insight of how to bear up with suffering and pain. We are to turn to God, and to trust God, […]

Comfort and Hope in a Road Map

Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted. Matthew 5:3-4 The Beatitudes are words of comfort and hope; a sure road map. Dear Lord, thank you for the Beatitudes and scripture. Thank you for these wonderful maps. I hate being […]

Puppies and Papa; You have a perfect Father who is seeking you!

“For you, O Lord, are my hope, my trust, O Lord, from my youth. Upon you I have leaned from my birth, from my mother’s womb, you have been my strength. My praise is continually of you.” Psalm 71:5-6 Some of us learned to depend on God from conception. Perhaps our mother’s pregnancy was complicated […]

When Bad Things Happen

We all struggle at some time in our lives with the age-old problem of “Why does God let bad things happen to good people?” Rabbi Kushner’s book on the subject really messed me up during my twenties and for a long time it shut down my ability to pray to God. Had only someone pointed […]