Our Night-Light
January 7th, 2021
Darkness can be a frightening thing and can create the emotion of fear. Our grandchildren always need a night-light when they go to bed. Why? Because they are afraid of the dark. This is normal for mo...  Read More
Our Great Light
January 6th, 2021
Epiphany is celebrated in Christian churches on January 6, twelve days after Christmas. The brightness of a star led the Magi to the Christ Child, whom they acknowledged as the Son of God. The focus o...  Read More
Are You a Good Moon?
January 5th, 2021
Fourth grade science taught me that the moon emits no light of its own. Instead, it reflects light from the sun. When the earth’s orbit brings it between the sun and the moon, the moon “disappears.” I...  Read More
Numbering our Days
January 4th, 2021
A few years back, when a friend discovered his illness was terminal and his days were numbered, this verse gave him comfort and peace to serve God well in his remaining days. Like my friend, I am reco...  Read More
The Morning Star
January 3rd, 2021
When the planet Venus is on the opposite side of the sun, it leads the sun, traveling across the sky. Venus, that bright gem, will rise in the morning a few hours before the sun. Then, as the sun rise...  Read More
Light is Triumphant
January 2nd, 2021
Birthday candles, fireworks, and campfires. What do these objects have in common? Each is an example of light that is special in its own way and has a distinct purpose. Jesus came into the world to be...  Read More
Look Up!
January 1st, 2021
Two friends met on New Year’s Day. “Did you stay up late to welcome in the New Year?” “Yes,” the other replied, “and to make sure the Old Year left!”...  Read More
A Hopeful New Year
December 31st, 2020
As we review 2020, it brings thoughts of anxiety, redirection, and pain. As we stand on the verge of a new year, do we have hope for things to improve? Yes, we certainly do, as the verse above promise...  Read More
Salmon Azaleas
December 30th, 2020
When I moved to South Carolina, I had Azalea bushes in my front yard. Their color was a mystery until salmon-colored blooms flowered on all five bushes. I sighed; salmon, my least favorite. Then I rea...  Read More
Shining Protection
December 29th, 2020
The Psalms like to picture God as our sun and shield. In December, with winter upon us and the daylight growing less, it’s nice to remember that God is our sun. He shines his love, grace, and mercy up...  Read More
Comfort at Christmas
December 28th, 2020
For many centuries, the Christian Church has remembered “The Holy Innocents” on December 28. Soon after, the Wise Men came to worship the Babe of Bethlehem. The joy and peace of that first Christmas w...  Read More
Memory Souls
December 27th, 2020
I recently read a statement to which I can totally relate. “I finally did it—bought a new pair of memory sole shoes. No more forgetting why I walked into the kitchen.” The truth is I do a great deal o...  Read More