No “shade” from the Son

shade from the sun

One of the advantages of observing Lent is the opportunity to strip away what might be hindering our Christian walk and to focus on what really matters:  our relationship with Jesus and the immense sacrifice He made to reconcile us to the Father. Although I love the comforting words of Romans 8, the beauty of Romans … Read More

Everything that counts


I love this statue of Albert Einstein!  It’s just a few blocks away from my office.  It invariably brings out a playful spirit in the many tourists who take pictures there.   Einstein was a genius whose many quotes reverberate with wisdom and deep thought.  Among my favorites is this one: “Not everything that counts … Read More

At the table

table prepared

“You spread a table before me…”  Psalm 23:5 I went to an absolutely delightful autumn tea party yesterday. I couldn’t help but think of Psalm 23. We’re blessed to be continually at the table that the Lord has spread for us. Who could ask for anything more? Happy Sunday!

A Fountain of Water

waterfall 22

“But whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst. But the water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life.”  John 4:13 May you be refreshed and refilled this Sunday!

The smile of God

PicMonkey Collage - DC Floral Library

The late Indian poet Tagore once described flowers as ‘”the smile of God.”   I felt like I was basking in the glow of His smile this week as I photographed these gorgeous flowers at the Floral Library in Washington, D.C. May we enjoy His beautiful smile today and every day. Happy Sunday!  

The goodness of God


We should be astonished at the goodness of God, Stunned that He should bother to call us by name, Our mouths wide open at His love, Bewildered that at this very moment We are standing on holy ground.   Brennan Manning, The Ragamuffin Gospel How deep the Father’s love for us:  The Creator bestowing all … Read More