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Preserve the Peace with the Presence of God

Mark 9:49-50 “Everyone’s going through a refining fire sooner or later, but you’ll be well-preserved, protected from the eternal flames. Be preservatives yourselves. Preserve the peace.” How we work through the global pandemic is a refining fire. Showing compassion, grace, and mercy to your neighbors is part of it. Helping others in need, running errands,…

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I always wanted to take care of you

My mom and dad celebrated their anniversary just two months before he died. They sat together at the table where she fed him lunch. The caretakers provided them with flowers. Later in their room, my mom helped him settle into his bed. She turned on his music and prayed with him. And then her precious moment when he said, “I always feel better around you. I always wanted to take care of you.”