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Rejoice: Anyway!

When I wrote the poem below, I had no idea what sorrows were coming into our daily lives, our communities, and the world. Certainly, the strain has been great, and we are still wondering if and when life will return to what we consider to be “normal.” Perhaps it helps […]

Rejoice: Always?

Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice! Philippians 4:4 NASB Really, Paul? Always? If only Paul could travel to our time and understand what we’re going through right now, maybe he would get why we just don’t feel like rejoicing all the time. A pandemic, racial tensions, […]


My youngest son asked me yesterday what my 2017 resolution is. I told him I have a lot of goals. But, I didn’t tell him what they were or name my resolution. Honestly, I had to give it some more thought. I came to the conclusion that we get the […]

You will find it less easy to uproot faults, than to choke them by gaining virtues. Do not think of your faults; still less of others’ faults; in every person who comes near you look for what is good and strong: honor that; rejoice in it; and, as you can, […]