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Christmas Lights

When I drive to my mom’s condo, I drive through an adjoining neighborhood which has become extremely interesting to me, of late.  The “interesting” began back in November, with the very “UN-interesting” practice of putting up Christmas lights. Many, but not all the houses in the neighborhood put up some semblance of Christmas lights ……

Attitude

NOTE – Please be aware that last week’s excellent devotion. “Will I, or Won’t I?”, was created by Brendan Armitage.  My apologies for not making that clear in the post.  ~~PR So I put my mask on for the umpteenth time that day. I sigh, with the same frustration that you probably express at the…

Will I Or Won’t I?

Now the God of peace, that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant, Make you perfect in every good work to do his will, working in you that which is wellpleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ; to whom be glory…

Serendipitous Joy

I am driving home from church this past Sunday, and as I make my way through the lower end of my neighborhood, I see what looks like checkerboards bouncing around down the street from me.  As I get closer, I realize that the checkerboards are actually people … people who are all wearing identical pajamas…

Grief Must Be Given Its Time

“I no longer comfort others with false cheer.  In the hospital, where my encounters with patients are ever more distanced by sterile gloves, computer protocols, and the pressures of time, one way I can still be present is during their moments of grief.  I don’t encourage anyone to move on, to replace, to remarry, or…

One Saint

Since my age regularly reminds me that I have far more miles on my odometer in the past, than I have left in the future … yes, because I am “seasoned” … there are certain times of the year that I look to the days of old, more than I do to the future.  All…

Covid Discipleship

I spend the morning mostly alone in my office at church, where I type, read a commentary in preparation for the Sunday sermon, answer emails, and participate in a mercifully short Zoom meeting.  The time passes quickly.  I have a couple of cups of coffee which springs me from the solitary confinement of my office,…

Second Grade Teachers

I’m standing behind my grandson, watching his iPad screen over his shoulder.  The picture that heads today’s devotion is not what I saw … but put the kiddos in a Zoom screen and it could have been.  I was watching his 2nd grade math class as he Zoomed in from our home.  His mom’s friend…