Small Drops of Hope

“For surely, I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, plans for your welfare and not for harm, to give you a future with hope” (Jeremiah 29:11). Yesterday we finished the Book of the Prophet Jeremiah. We began reading Jeremiah on August 5, and let’s be honest,...

Celebrate

“For this son of mine was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found!’ And they began to celebrate” (Luke 15:24). Prodigal Son Parable painting by Bertram Poole I love reading the Gospel of Luke chapter 15, which includes the Parable of the Lost Sheep (Luke...

Bus Stop

“Make me to know your ways, O Lord; teach me your paths. Lead me in your truth and teach me, for you are the God of my salvation; for you I wait all day long” (Psalm 25:4-5) Our neighbor was out early this morning, standing with his two young children as they waited...

Summer Reading

“Hear, my child, and accept my words, that the years of your life may be many. I have taught you the way of wisdom; I have led you in the paths of uprightness. When you walk, your step will not be hampered, and if you run, you will not stumble. Keep hold of...

Unveil My Eyes

“Do not judge, so that you may not be judged. For with the judgment you make you will be judged, and the measure you give will be the measure you get. Why do you see the speck in your neighbor’s eye, but do not notice the log in your own eye? Or how can you say to...

Thank You

“Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. I thank my God every time I remember you” (Philippians 1:2-3). St. Paul often begins his letters by offering a word of thanks. Paul knows that it is good to be grateful. In my morning prayers, I...