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    Safely in His Hands

    We’ve all heard that familiar children’s song that recites as follows: “He’s got the whole world in His hands. He’s got the whole world in His hands. He’s got the whole wide world in His hands – He’s got the whole world in His hands!”. You were singing weren’t you? Do the words of that song mean anything to you? They remind me of two passages of scripture that I turn to regularly. Isaiah 45:7 says – “I form the light, and create darkness; I make peace, and create evil; I the Lord do all these things;” & Matthew 10:29-31 reads – “Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing?…

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    Second Chances

    “I love spring time, everything is just so alive”, my husband’s voice abruptly pulled me from my never-ending thoughts. I looked over at it him for a moment, reminiscing. We were on our way to my niece’s gender reveal party, to celebrate a new life. The combination of this celebration with his comment caused my mind to flutter quickly back to a time in my life, when being alive was the most important thing on my mind. It was April seventh on an early spring afternoon. The air was warm but not quite hot yet, and the trees had just begun to bud, although there were no blooms in sight.…