Category Hope

Overflowing Gratitude

“Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.”  Ephesians 1:2 (NIV) I could find no better way to open today than with the greeting found at the beginning of Paul’s letters in the books of the New Testament. Grace and Peace to each of you, my dear readers! I […]

Bearing the Burden Together

Do you ever feel like the load of life’s burdens are too much to carry alone, yet feel guilty about sharing the weight of the troubles with others? “Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.” Ephesians 4:2 (NIV) I should be the last person to write on this topic.  […]

A Design to Delight In

Psalm 5:3 (NIV) says, “In the morning Lord, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait expectantly.”  I have prayed my prayers.  I have made my requests.  Now I wait. I try really hard to wait expectantly, with a confident hope that God will answer my prayers.  Through […]

Promises Shine Even in the Storms

A few weeks ago we had some rain pass over our area.  It began breaking up not long before sunset.  I had this beautiful opportunity to take these pictures of the sky around our farm.  Unfortunately, the images captured do not do justice to seeing it in person. Wow.  What a moment to give pause […]

Ouch, That Still Hurts

Have you ever had a bruise that has taken a while to heal?  A spot that remains tender, even though time has past.  A sore spot that may not call attention to itself at all times, but it makes itself known if accidentally bumped or poked or pulled? The bruises we come by are not […]