Category: Devotional

The Kindness of America

I still remember seeing her for the first time. I was craning my neck while looking down from my window seat as we approached the airport. She stood motionless in her green patina reaching out her torch to enlighten the world. She moved something…

The Truth about Lies

It’s good to remember where we come from, who we were and who we are today. I am grateful that God’s grace and mercy in Jesus Christ covers my mistakes in the past … and the many I have made and still make in…

Family

We signed bazillion dotted lines On twenty pounds of paper We went to classes – stretched our minds Did court instead of labor Then welcomed three into our clan Their pain became soon ours We knew that family was God’s plan Here evil loses…

The Wellspring

When Love is abundant, store it awayFor a time of great hate will comeWhen it does and you stand in warring days You’ll have plenty to draw love from.  When it’s day and gorgeous Light fills your eyes,Keep the vision of Light in mind.For darkness…

Wedding Invitations

My son and his fiancé have been planning their wedding. It’s quite the challenge in this pandemic. They picked the date long before stores and venues shut down. They chose the anniversary of a disastrous, near fatal accident my son had five years ago….

Ground Zero

It started at ground zero. A microscopic organism caused havoc on an entire planet and shut down the World in the physical realm. It made us worry, fear, retreat, and isolate. What might God do, if we became truly infected with His love? What…

A Not-So (Socially) Distant God

A Holy God came down to earth Indwelled the human race Imago Dei now its worth – God close, on every face. He took a basin and a towel, Got close and cleaned our feet, As Servant He fulfilled the vow We made and…

She Much Rather …

The pastor gave the final blessing over the congregation from an empty stage. He looked down at his guitar as he strummed a few soft chords and prayed. He was a gentle musician and an honest preacher. “Love people and love God!” He’d say….

Of Death and Celebration

I grew up in a village in southwest Germany. My childhood was filled with Catholic traditions and celebrations. A small church, and the graveyard that surrounded it, were the center of the town in every way. After mass we stopped and prayed at the…

Wordless Conversations

When I walked my old trail today, I heard the stranger. Not his words, but in what he left for me to find. It’s been months since our last wordless chat. We stopped leaving messages after the snow fell and covered all the things…

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