Filling in the Pattern

God is great; God is good, now we thank him for …. Do you remember saying that little prayer when you were a child? In our house, we didn’t recite the pre-written prayer, but ours were similar in nature. Dear Lord Jesus, thank you for this food. Please bless grandma, please bless the missionaries …..” … Read more

enJOY the gift of today

This post isn’t Advent related, but after the crushing news of another shooting in California, I decided to take another path today. All I could do was pray for the victims and loved ones left behind. Let us never become so accustomed to these tragedies that we are desensitized to the consequences. How was your … Read more

Sir Winston Churchill's "Never, never, never give up" Originated in the Bible

Sir Winston Churchill is credited with saying, “Never, never, never give up.” No doubt that’s a valid claim to the quote, but I think it started way back, thousands of years ago, in the Bible. Yesterday I was going through my Bible looking for verses about praying and seeking reassurance that God wants us to … Read more

Refining Grace