Has Easter Dawned?

  The miracle of creation’s first light, when God said “Let there be light”, gradually emerges again and again in a blend of beauty and mystery and tentativeness as night’s darkness is pushed aside, and the lifting mists slowly unveil the day’s reality. Resurrection morning would be like that for Jesus’ followers. Comprehension of the mysteriesContinue reading “Has Easter Dawned?”

In a Hurry?

With morning’s first light, as the sun climbs over the horizon and heaven turns the page to a new day, God graciously gives us a new beginning. The faithful love of the LORD never ends! His mercies never cease. Great is his faithfulness; his mercies begin afresh each morning.               I say to myself, “The LORDContinue reading “In a Hurry?”

Christmas Gift

On the dawn of that first Christmas morning, an unsuspecting world had no idea that a new era had arrived. It was totally unprepared to accept a poor baby born in a Bethlehem stable as “Immanuel”, God with us. But the Christ-child was the visible manifestation of God’s unconditional love for all humanity, a loveContinue reading “Christmas Gift”

Creation Speaks

Another awe filled Downeast sunrise brings thoughts of Creator God and how beautifully He reveals Himself to us.. “For what can be known about God is plain (to people)  because God has shown it to them. For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation ofContinue reading “Creation Speaks”

Commending God

Another beautiful day begins on the Maine Coast, where there is always something old to be taught and something new to learn … Down east accents murmur and drift across the water as this old salt and his unseasoned stern man (maybe father and son) plan the day and begin their work adventure together. DuringContinue reading “Commending God”

Morning Prayer

     A new day with its fresh possibilities is best begun with thoughtful consideration of our Great God, whose purposes for us are grand and wonderful and whose thoughts toward us are “precious” and “vast” and more numerous that “the grains of the sea”. (Psalm 139) Praying Psalm 143 is a wonderful way to start eachContinue reading “Morning Prayer”

New Beginnings

Watching the sun peek over the horizon to gaze upon the awakening day is spirit lifting! Sunrises offer us new beginnings.  Even when we carry old business forward, dawn brings freshness and excitement, a renewed hope, and an anticipation for possibilities, yet to be experienced. Even the weeping Prophet, Jeremiah, found this to be true:Continue reading “New Beginnings”