I thank my God every time I remember you.


The book of Philippians inspires gratitude in me. When I read about Paul’s perspective of joy and thankfulness in the midst of hardship it ignites a grateful heart in me. One verse in chapter 1 troubles me. Its verse 3:

I thank my God every time I remember you.

As I age I find myself more and more forgetful.  Will I be  thankful when I can no longer remember you? time will tell. But for now, memory in tact, I am grateful.

Happy Thanksgiving.

Where is the hope?

Where is the hope? The hope that each of us have, is not in who governs us, or what laws are passed, or what great things we do as a nation. Our hope is in the power of God working through the hearts of people. And that’s where our hope is in this country. And that’s where our hope is in this life. ~ Chuck Colson

Getting myself reoriented.


In you, Lord my God,
    I put my trust.

I trust in you;
    do not let me be put to shame,
    nor let my enemies triumph over me.
No one who hopes in you
    will ever be put to shame,
but shame will come on those
    who are treacherous without cause.

Show me your ways, Lord,
    teach me your paths.
Guide me in your truth and teach me,
    for you are God my Savior,
    and my hope is in you all day long.
Remember, Lord, your great mercy and love,
    for they are from of old.

Psalm 25:1-6