Do Not Be Afraid

     “Uncertain times.”  How often have we hear that phrase in the past year?  Uncertainty has seemed constant.  As we have gotten somewhat acclimated to one issue, something else comes racing behind it: Uncertainty added to uncertainty.  We have faced a barrage of adjustments and “what if” scenarios.  Although we have waited for things toContinue reading “Do Not Be Afraid”

Hidden Power

     Some days I feel powerful, beautiful, intelligent, and significant.  Those days are rare.  Usually, I feel…well, let’s say… something less than that.  Is it any surprise then, that at times I identify with a minor character in a story?      For instance, there was the young servant girl who served Naaman’s wife.  We don’tContinue reading “Hidden Power”

Darkest Day Ever…

     After months of standoff, the opponents think they have it made.  They will now get their man – The Man – and it only cost them 30 pieces of silver.  They show up at the designated place with their soldiers in tow.  It’s all but done.      But things don’t unfold the way theyContinue reading “Darkest Day Ever…”

Who IS that Man?

The day starts like most other days, except that it’s not particularly happy or successful… but it didn’t stay that way.  Peter meets That Man at the end of a long night-shift. He and his co-workers have fished all night… and caught nothing.  Not a single fish.  Peter is a self-employed fisherman.  Fish = money. Continue reading “Who IS that Man?”