Strength for the Broken Hearted


Two sets of parents very recently held funerals for their twelve-year-old sons just three weeks before Christmas. I can’t even begin to imagine their heartbreak. Even though it hurts just to think about the grief being endured, I take comfort in Psalm 34:18 The Lord is close to the brokenhearted
and saves those who are crushed in spirit.
May God grant them the grace to live each day in His strength.

Under these circumstances it is difficult to say Happy Sunday.

The LORD is close to the brokenhearted..” – Yvonthia Meredith Leland

A Riddle for a Saturday


I have always liked riddles and used to be pretty good at solving them. However, my eighty-three-year-old brain sometimes lets me down, so this morning I was happy to solve this one from Pinterest within ten seconds. Have fun! Happy Saturday.

Happy Saturday, everyone - The Windsor Local

As Good As It Gets


There comes a time in life when one is faced with the choice of believing in God or denying him.

Personally, I cannot imagine a life of denial. I cannot imagine that the universe is a crap shoot and every powerful and amazing planet, galaxy, sun, moon, star, everything in it, came to be through a random explosion.

For believers, no matter what happens in life, there is always the faith to continue to believe.

For those who continue to believe that the universe began with a big bang…that random explosion…then putting a new twist on Genesis 1:1 would read like this:

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth…with a big bang. But that wouldn’t work either, because creation is complicated to the human mind.

That we came to be through fish, frogs and apes just doesn’t jibe with Genesis 1:27:

So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.

And that’s about as good as it gets. Happy Sunday.

God Created Man in His Image to make Man God in Life and Nature

Good News and Bad News


This month, November, one of my dear friends of many years lost her sister at age fifty-nine.

In September of this year this same friend’s mother died.

In November of 2019, less than a year before her mother, her father was the first of the family to go to heaven.

That’s the bad news. (Not that they went to heaven but that they died.)

The good news is that Anna’s complete faith and trust in God is giving her the peace, comfort, strength, and stamina she needs to release her family into His loving arms, when her arms can no longer hold them.

Yes, the bad news is that my friend has lost her parents and only sister, but the good news is she has not lost her trust. Amen.

Whatever You Do


How often are we given a task and make it harder than it should be by constantly complaining about it?

Wouldn’t it be lovely if we could do everything with a feeling of love and gratitude that this is what we have been trusted with.

Resentment often hardens our demeanor where love softens it. Like Julie Andrews sings in Mary Poppins..A spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down…

And even scripture tells us the same thing in a different way: Let all that you do be done in love. 1 Corinthians 16:14 ESV. Happy Monday.

do everything in love - minding my nest

That Added Touch


One of the life questions I’ve been asked is, “How did you get the peace you seem to have?” Looking back over my life, there was a time in my forties and fifties, when my mantra was, “God loves me and has a wonderful plan for my life.” The one-liner was never far from my thoughts and became exactly what a mantra is…a statement repeated frequently.

One of my favorite songs at that time was “He Touched Me”. It was always the added touch I needed. Happy Sunday.

Let Us Let It Go


There are bothersome things in this life that we hang on to and can’t seem to let go. When these bothers are something we can address and change, let’s do it. When they are beyond our control and steal precious time and thought from the life we are meant to experience, let us let go and let God handle whatever the bother is. Happy Saturday.

Mindful Mechanism for Letting Go | The DEN Meditation