Category Archives: Jesus

Nearly Perfect

     It was nearly perfect. You know the sort of day. Summer. Late afternoon, the low 80s. The sun still warm and inviting…not harsh, not too bright. The breeze….tender, caressing, so gentle; perhaps even imagined? Block out the street noise and hearken to … Continue reading

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Splendor Awaits

Two little boys. Brothers. Both swept away by a current in Yosemite a few weeks ago. A few friends at my old church contacted me and asked me to pray for this family who are part of their congregation. My heart breaks … Continue reading

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Death, again

I was just praying for him this very morning. He was someone, along with several others, who were part of a world that usually didn’t include Jesus or any thoughts of God. And now, I can scarcely believe the reports … Continue reading

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A Time to weep…

Ecclesiastes 3:4 declares that there is “A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance.” But what do we do when our weeping and mourning times appear to far outnumber the … Continue reading

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Oh Happy Day!

(I know this Green Sea Turtle doesn’t exactly look “happy” but since I’m the one who painted him I know he really is. :) And, I think the ocean and its bright yet serene colors make  for a great “Happy Day” image. … Continue reading

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Comfort

I have been praying for the friend of a friend whose son was serving in Afghanistan until recently, until he was the victim of a terrorist. He stepped on an explosive device designed specifically to maim and kill our young soldiers. I am … Continue reading

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Love

Today my family and I visited a dear elderly family member who is becoming more and more frail by the day from the effects of ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s disease as it is commonly called. While on the way to … Continue reading

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