Casting Shadows

In the cool crisp early morning light, I saw the sun casting shadows upon the ground of the Bradford pear trees on our road.  I had noticed their beauty before but on this particular morning I stopped to observe each shadow as it fell. The shadow drew a glimpse of each tree as a dark form reflecting the source of light behind it.  Each shadow was slightly different.  While the shadow was not a full image of the tree, you …

Surviving Turbulant Times

Sometimes life feels so out of control that you don’t know when or how you will ever survive.  Often there are warnings about what is to be expected as in the diagnosis of a disease like Alzheimer.  You know what the end of the disease will be but you hope against hope that will not happen to the one you love. As a Christian, I know that God knows the plans He has for each life.  And when He brings …

Staying the Course

“Let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.  Let us fix our eyes on Jesus the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the the throne of God.”  Heb 12:1-2 Running has never been my thing.  I can begin with full intention …

Walk in All His Ways

Deuteronomy 10:12  What does the Lord your God ask of you but to fear the Lord your God, to walk in all His ways, to love Him, to serve the Lord your God will all your heart and with all your soul.

Be Strong and Courageous

“Be strong and very courageous. Be careful to obey all the law my servant Moses gave you; do not turn from it to the right or to the left, that you may be successful wherever you go. 8 Do not let this Book of the Law depart from your mouth; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful. 9 Have I not commanded …