Day 19: How {brave} are you, dear sojourner, seeking a better life in a foreign land.

As I interact with precious sojourners learning their way in southern America, I am reminded of my childhood in South Miami.  My friends, from 2nd grade on, were most often 2nd generation Cuban.  Their parents and grandparents, aunts and uncles fled from Cuba to find freedom in America.  I enjoy rich childhood memories of visiting in their homes, listening to their fluid Spanish with dramatic tones and gestures and I delighted in their delicious native foods. … More Day 19: How {brave} are you, dear sojourner, seeking a better life in a foreign land.

Day 14: If at first I don’t succeed, will I {try, try} again?

I need this life-giving lesson for my own famine season as I {try} my best to do what I can do day in and day out.  I need to recognize that my {trying}, my persevering under trying circumstances might just be breathing life into the one beside me who is having difficulty finding hope for our future. … More Day 14: If at first I don’t succeed, will I {try, try} again?

Day 12: Before I was formed, did you {write} my story?

Your eyes saw my unformed body;     all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be. How precious to me are your thoughts, God!     How vast is the sum of them!   Psalm 139:16-17 I was pondering the word for today {write} from Kate’s list of 31 Five-Minute Friday prompts, … More Day 12: Before I was formed, did you {write} my story?

Day 3 – Why do I ever doubt God will {create} a way where there seems to be nothing?

But Ruth replied, “Don’t urge me to leave you or to turn back from you. Where you go I will go, and where you stay I will stay. Your people will be my people and your God my God.  Where you die I will die, and there I will be buried. May the Lord deal with me, be it ever so … More Day 3 – Why do I ever doubt God will {create} a way where there seems to be nothing?