What Do We Do With Accumulated Burdens ?

This morning I came across an old fortune from a fortune cookie that I had kept in my wallet “sometimes traveling to a new place leads to a great transformation”. I’m sitting in the lobby of a busy hotel in New Orleans it’s a beautiful day sunny and in the 70s I see folks checking … Read more

Poetry from out of Nowhere

DECEMBER DESPAIR AND THE HOPE HE BRINGS Somewhere in the world tonight  A mother’s lost her baby   A husband’s lost his wife  A child has lost her brother A young man has lost his life   How can it be?  These things that cause such grief?   I pray You, Lord, look down and … Read more

Clothed with Joy?

 “You turned my wailing into dancing; you removed my sackcloth and clothed me with joy, that my heart may sing your praises and not be silent. Lord my God, I will praise you forever.” Psalm 30: 11-12 When I read that verse, I’m reminded of Minnie Pearl’s trademark statement (yes, I’m that old). Her declaration: “Howdy!  I’m just so glad … Read more