Month: March 2020

March 31

March 31

God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth should change, though the mountains shake in the heart of the sea; though its waters roar and foam, though the mountains tremble with its tumult. The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of […]

March 30

March 30

“Let love be without pretense: rejecting evil, holding on to good, exercising heart-felt affection, preferring each other in honor. Don’t let go of your enthusiasm, your spiritual energy, your desire to serve the Lord.” Romans 12:9-11 I like the way technology gives us so many ways to communicate and to manage information. I’m glad that […]

Family Friday: March 27

Family Friday: March 27

“Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or troubled. The Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9 When I think of what families, particularly parents, must be feeling right now, my heart aches. Most overwhelming of all is the uncertainty of not knowing what’s ahead while trying to navigate parenting in […]

March 26

March 26

“Know that I am with you and will keep you wherever you go, and will bring you back to this land; for I will not leave you until I have done what I have promised you.” Genesis 28:15 (NRSV) Not that I keep much food in my house during the height of season, but I […]

March 24

March 24

“As God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience.” Colossians 3:12 (NRSV) A couple of weeks ago, one of our daughters, who lives in Manhattan, had been told to work from home, and had booked a flight to be with us in Florida. After all, who wouldn’t rather […]

March 23

March 23

“And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” Matthew 28:20b (NRSV) In the midst of a crisis, there is a strong human tendency to ask questions like: Why is this happening? Or, why is God allowing this to happen? I do not know. That is simply not how I think about it. […]

Family Friday: March 20

Family Friday: March 20

He answered, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength, and with all your mind; and your neighbor as yourself.” Luke 10:27 (NRSV) My home in Massachusetts was set 800 feet back from a two mile stretch of road, surrounded by woods. […]

March 19

March 19

“I remind you to rekindle the gift of God that is within you through the laying on of my hands; for God did not give us a spirit of fear, but a spirit of power and love and soundness of mind.” II Timothy 1:6-7 (NRSV) When Paul writes to young Timothy, he writes to remind him […]

March 16

March 16

“Do not worry about anything, but in everything, through prayer and supplication with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:6-7 (NRSV) During this time of uncertainty, my mind races everywhere, keeping me […]

March 15

March 15

  “Even youths will faint and be weary, and the young will fall exhausted; but those who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength, they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.” Isaiah 40:30-31 (NRSV) I do not wait well. The […]

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