Praise and Bless the Lord

Praise the Lord! Praise, O servants of the Lord, Praise the name of the Lord!  Blessed be the name of the Lord From this time forth and forevermore!  From the rising of the sun to its going downThe Lord’s name is to be praised (Psalm 113:1-3, NKJV) Image by Big Stock We are encouraged to praise the Lord throughout each day. Why? The …

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Laird’s and Martina’s Big Day

It was finally here--the big day and he was both nervous and excited. As he sat there in the living room of his flat, he thought about his life before he met Martina. How could he have existed for so long without her? She was the most beautiful and exciting woman he had ever met …

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Farewell, Father Desjardins

She was at the flower shop buying flowers for her grandmother who was celebrating her 70th birthday when she spotted Father Desjardins. He was talking to Mr. Cooper whose farm he had invited her to visit with him and a group of other people. It had been a fun excursion. She had even milked a …

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The Meaning of Worship

Give to the Lord the glory due His name; Bring an offering, and come before Him. Oh, worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness! - 1 Chronicles 16:29, NKJV What exactly is worship? It is to bow down, prostrate oneself, pay homage, make obeisance and to do reverence before something or someone. We are called to worship the Lord. He …

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Abide in His Love

"If you keep My commandments, you will abide in My love, just as I have kept My Father’s commandments and abide in His love" - John 15:10 NKJV Image by Rondell Melling from Pixabay Jesus said that if we love Him we will keep His commandments.  Like the Father, love and obedience are synonymous to Jesus.  …

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Playing it Safe

After my husband died six years ago and our son, Leon moved out, I had to sell our house and find an apartment.  Leon’s now living in Atlanta with his family.  They have encouraged me to move in with them but I think I should.  For the first time in my life, I feel completely …

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The Path/Destination #writephoto

A path flanked by trees stretches out before me.  I proceed cautiously because of the mist which unfurls like a ghost’s hand.  It clears as I draw closer.  That chases away the uneasiness in the pit of my stomach and my steps become bolder.  When I reach the other side, I am greeted by the …

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Praise

I will always praise the Lord.  With all my heart, I will praise the Lord - Psalm 34:1, 2 King David was always praising God.  Every opportunity he got, he praised Him for who He is and what He does in our lives.  Do we praise God?  Do we take the time to praise Him …

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Clean and Living Water

Therefore with joy you will draw water From the wells of salvation - Isaiah 12:3 It's that time of the year again when we raise awareness about clean water, something that is not accessible in some parts of the world.   It is hard to imagine living in a community where there is no clean water for drinking, cooking …

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Broke to Blessed

He sat in a corner under the bridge.  It was raining so he huddled against the wall, wrapped in his dingy blankets, trying to keep warm.  He longed for a cup of coffee but he didn’t want to go out into the wet to beg.  From where he sat, he could see the busy street …

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