Resting in Peace

Our family lost a loved one this week. My father-in-law was an amazing man, a member of the Greatest Generation and World War II veteran, who will be deeply missed by all who knew him. It’s a very sad time, but we are remembering  a life well-lived.

My faith in God brings me great comfort and peace, and profound gratitude for the promise of eternal life. I am confident we will meet again.

I am taking a couple weeks rest from writing to relax and refresh with family. This time of peaceful remembrance has coincided with a planned trip to Florida where we will gather and reminisce while creating new memories.

““Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.””
‭‭Matthew‬ ‭11:28-30‬

In Search of Truth

We live in confusing times where the lines have become increasingly blurred between what is real and what is considered “fake”. How in the world do we discern the difference?

With each passing day I am learning the importance of listening more and talking less. Some days are easier than others, but I have discovered that silence leads to peace and clarity.

More than ever before, my morning prayers and devotions have become a respite, and provide a covering to help me face the day ahead. I have also been purposely tuning out the news and the noise, which would have me believe the world is hopeless and falling apart. Mayhem, death and destruction are the new normal.

But despite these constant threats, here is what I know to be true: God loves me, and nothing can possibly separate me from Him. I know that no matter what this crazy world throws my way, my Father’s calm and steady hand will always uphold me and lead me on the pathway to truth.

I am listening. Are you?