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  We forgot to take a padlock to Paris!   TripAdvisor never said a word about it.  Ditto Rick Steves.  Same for Fodor’s France. I don’t know when this became a thing, but the bridges in Paris are slowly being overtaken by padlocks. The newest symbol of a couple’s enduring love.  Seeing all that gleaming colorful hardware reflecting the sunshine of a bright Paris afternoon, I had to wonder how many of… Read More

The Lord has appeared of old to me, saying: “Yes, I have loved you with an everlasting love; Therefore with lovingkindness I have drawn you. Jeremiah 31:3 A new baby will be joining our family any time now. We’re all ON CALL and ready to drive, babysit, pace the floor, and of course pray for the safe, and speedy delivery of a healthy baby. Today I was thinking of God’s love for… Read More

Some Bible verses can always make me smile. Psalms 84:11 is one of those verses. Today it cheered me through a cloudy rainy morning. It says, God is a sun and shield. That translates to warmth and protection. He gives favor and honor. Also known as grace and glory. God doesn’t hold back anything good from us when we’re trying to walk with Him. And I’m trying. Some days I need to… Read More

The world I live in is loud and and blurring and toilets plug and I get speeding tickets and the dog gets sick all over the back step and I forget everything and these six kids lean hard into me all day to teach and raise and lead and I fail hard and there are real souls that are at stake and how long do I really have to figure out how… Read More

She stretches out her hand to the poor; yes, she reaches forth her hands to the needy. Proverbs 31:20 Philanthropy: an active effort to promote human welfare. Compassion: sympathetic understanding of another’s distress together with a desire to alleviate it. Jesus told us we’d always have the poor among us and that we could do them good whenever we liked. If God’s love has found a home in our hearts then we’ll… Read More

What is man, that you make so much of him, and that you set your heart on him, Job 7:17 The Bible tells us how to find God. You will seek me and find me, when you seek me with all your heart. Jeremiah 29:13 It tells us how to love God. And he said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your… Read More