How To Keep Hope Alive

I confess to an off and on mood of hopelessness lately. If it’s not Covid, it’s the ridiculous misinformation about it and the needless, senseless deaths that result. If not an evil Russian autocrat, the murder of innocent women and children in hospitals, churches, and apartment buildings in Ukraine. If not… Well, I could go …

Friends

In my wilderness, as in the Hebrew Exodus, manna appeared in the morning, a pillar of cloud rose up to shade me in the sweltering afternoon desert sun, and a pillar of fire warmed me and lighted my way through the darkness of night. Literally “manna” means, “What is this?” The first manna recipients wondered …

The Will To Hope

In the dark I began to realize that Jesus was nearby, furiously digging through the rubble of my caved-in life, slaughtering my adversaries. It seemed that as I worshipped he poured his refreshing Spirit into my darkness and gave me the will to hope for a better day. God hides, and is found, precisely in …

Joy Makes a Comeback!

Joy was like a distant relative I hadn’t seen since childhood. People who live in the extreme hemispheres don’t see the sun for so long that they forget its warmth and illuminating power. I remembered the term but couldn’t quite recall how joy felt. . . Like a friend tossing pebbles at your window from …

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