The Promise of Mercy

If you’re like most people, you want to be treated kindly, mercifully. We say, “Gimme a break,” or “Try a little tenderness,” and we mean it! Too often, we forget that it cuts both ways. Consider the following verses: “Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy.”  ~Matthew 5:7 “A man who has friends must himself be... read more

The Thankful Face of Black Friday

At 4:00 a.m., the alarm jangled me out of a sound sleep. I dragged from my warm bed. Why had I let my daughter talk me into joining the hordes of pre-Christmas shoppers at this ungodly hour? I dressed, fixed my hair and makeup. You bet I wore makeup! Sipped a quick cuppa joe and we were off to the fray. Rush hour traffic at 4:45 a.m. Parking lots crammed–Toys R Us, Target, Wal-Mart, Sears, JC... read more