New Every Morning

Cadence, Red-Handed. October, 2007.* Why Is God’s Mercy New Every Morning? Biblical promises comfort me. They remind me that so long as I breathe, I have another chance. A favorite comes from Lamentations 3: 22 The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases;    his mercies never come to an end;23 they are new every morning;    great is your faithfulness. I thought about this verse a […]

Would You Know Me By My Love?

I’m reflecting on a different aspect of the conversation I launched here on Tuesday.  Thanks for bearing with me. I think I finally have it out of my system for now.  Give ‘Em What For!  When I was a teen, Sunday services often included a song, They’ll Know We Are Christians By Our Love. Some days I […]

Crumbs on My Heart

Weeping in the KitchenIt swept over me as I took a knife to the last bit of soft butter. The little pat in the glass dish was just enough for the potatoes I intended to mash. But a few toast crumbs, and maybe even a spot of pomegranate jelly, stained it. That bit o’butter wasn’t […]

Tricked by Darkness

Sunset. It’s Later These Days. Who’s Springing Forward into Daylight Savings Time? I’m Stumbling On Sunday, our first day of light lingering into the evening hours, I swelled with inordinate pride over the dinner I served. I wasn’t proud of the nicely roasted chicken I presented, its skin brown and crispy, its breast still juicy […]

Rambling Through the Prophets

Hillside Aflame. Foothill Ranch. October, 2007 Missing Half the Story Every October, I begin to read the Gospel, as my Bible-reading plan launches me into the Good News on October first. By then, I’ve spent two months reading the prophets: Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, Obadiah, Micah….those guys. May I be honest? The prophets give me the […]