Conclusions About Heaven

  Scripture: “The Lord is my Shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in the paths of righteousness for His name’s sake, Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for You are with me: your rod and your staff. they comfort me. You prepare a  table before me in the presence if my enemies: You anoint my head with oil: my cup overflows. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in …

A Season of Death and Dying

I stand, lost in the sight before me.  I am looking through the window completely raptured in the thoughts racing through my mind.  As I watch leaves fall to the ground I can feel the cool air radiating through the glass.  One by one, the leaves fall and I notice the beautiful colors of orange, yellow, red and brown.  The leaves have died.  The trees are almost empty now.  I find peace in this moment.  I found comfort even surrounded by death.   Summer is past, we are moving through the season of death, and dying before winter comes.  This reality …

Work While You Can

        Some individuals must become unable to perform work before they really appreciate the blessing of being able to work. However, perhaps some who read this devotional are longing for retirement and restful days. But as one who took early retirement at almost sixty-two, my retirement days have been extremely busy years. But if physically well and mentally alert, most individuals have a choice: she can continue living and making a contribution to society, or she can piddle away her time while doing unimportant activities waiting for the death angel to come for her. That is not my desire; so allow me to close with this little poem: Let’s work today: for we …

In My Silence

    In My Silence     Have you ever been so sick that you literally couldn’t speak? It could be a severe cold, flu, or, in my case, allergies. Well, I am just now coming out of a pretty bad bout of it. We’ve been without rain for five years out here in CA, but now, with consequences. pollen is rampant, causing many to suffer. It was hard, since giving my guide dog commands was difficult, barely a whisper. And, he knew something was wrong with Mom. He’d whine, and stick closer to me than ever. I know he …

By the Way of the Cross

      Isaiah 53: 4-5,12  “Surely He took up our pain and bore our suffering…But He was pierced for our transgressions, He was crushed for our iniquities…He poured out His life unto death, and was numbered with the transgressors. For He bore the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors” My name you do not know.  Throughout history, I have only been known as the thief on the cross.  My name is not important.  My story is.  My life began about 2000 years ago.  I was born into a respectable Jewish family.  We attended the synagogue and celebrated …

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