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Presence

God’s Endless Love

"Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him and he will make straight your paths." (Proverbs 3:5-6 ESV)"For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil,...

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PADRE4U

It was one of those days. Besides being in the midst of the COVID pandemic, everything I touched seemed to go bad. I was tired, and I was more than a little bit grumpy. The kicker, however, was when I got to the checkout counter at the local grocery store, mask and...

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Drawing Near

"But You are near, O LORD, and all Your commandments are true." (Psalm 119:151 ESV)In the longest chapter in the Bible, there are five short words that ring like a melodious bell in the harsh roar of modern history: "But You are near, O Lord." And in another section...

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Absence and Presence

"Immediately He [Jesus] made His disciples get into the boat and go before Him to the other side, to Bethsaida, while He dismissed the crowd. And after He had taken leave of them, He went up on the mountain to pray. And when evening came, the boat was out on the sea,...

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Never alone

"The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit." (Psalm 34:18 ESV)"So we can confidently say, 'The Lord is my helper; I will not fear; what can man do to me?'" (Hebrews 13:6 ESV)I was listening to YouTube when the song, "Where No One Stands...

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Hold Onto Jesus

"We love because he first loved us." (1 John 4:19 ESV)"So now faith, hope and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love." (1 Corinthians 13:13 ESV)I was sitting here last night trying to figure what to write about. I had a lot of ideas and tried to...

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Never Alone

"For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways." (Psalm 91:11 ESV)"Are they not all ministering spirits sent out to serve for the sake of those who are to inherit salvation?" (Hebrews 1:14. ESV)I was raised in a the First Pentecostal...

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The Puddle

After 18 hours of heavy rain, the sun that popped out from behind the clouds couldn't have been more welcome, and my husband and I hurried into our shoes and headed out for a walk. Our biggest hurdle was all the puddles on the sidewalks, and we often found ourselves...

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You Are Not Alone

"But the Lord is faithful. He will establish you and guard you against the evil one." (2 Thessalonians 3:3 ESV)"Though I walk in the midst of trouble, you preserve my life; you stretch out your hand against the wrath of my enemies, and your right hand delivers me."...

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