Christmas Meditation

Christmas Meditation

My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever. Psalm 73:26  In art, there is a technique called chiaroscuro. This depicts the focal point of a painting or drawing in intense light, contrasted against surrounding tones of...
Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving

October through November is a beautiful time of year. We see the vibrant orange, yellow and red colors of the trees, we feel the nip of cooler weather, we spot pumpkins, odd-shaped gourds and golden cornstalks dotting the landscapes and deer running for cover as...
Blessing in Persecution

Blessing in Persecution

By Chaplain Val As a community, we have been perusing the Beatitudes throughout this year, also known as the Sermon on the Mount. This month we will look at Matthew 5:11: “Blessed are you when others revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you...
Blessed are the Persecuted

Blessed are the Persecuted

By Chaplain Sheri Leisman   Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Matthew 5:10.   Recently, a friend was driving and realized her knuckles were white with a grip on the steering wheel. As she identified...