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Victory

May 9th, 2016 Shouts of jubilation reverberated around the world. People left their homes and workplaces to dance together in crowded city streets, cheering and singing together. It didn’t matter if they knew each other or not; everyone was united at heart. After so much loss, after so much hardship, the fierce fight for freedom…

A Servant’s Heart

May 2, 2016 “I remember my mother’s prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life.” Abraham Lincoln I cherish my mother. She is everything a mother ought to be: patient, gentle, and loving (Galatians 5:22-23). As a child, I watched as she rose in the dark every morning…

Be Still

April 25th, 2016 It was a glorious day. The sun gently warmed the calm air. A black swan drifted lazily in the water. A tranquil breeze unfurled the flag proudly stationed on top of a turret. The still moat reflected the shape of the stone castle above it. We like comfort. We like knowing we’re…

Spring Cleaning

April 18th, 2016 Spring cleaning. Most people groan before diving into such a chore. Others detest it so intensely that they procrastinate doing it until the following year. Some ignore the idea of it altogether. Not me. I love to organize, sort, and clean. It brings me satisfaction to purge things I don’t need from…

Bon Voyage

April 11th, 2016 On April 15, 1912, disaster struck. The largest passenger liner of that era foundered after striking an iceberg, sinking to a cold and watery grave. The ship said to be “unsinkable” turned out to be just the opposite. Due to poor decision-making and planning, there weren’t enough lifeboats on board for all…