May God himself, the God of peace, sanctify you through and through. May your whole spirit, soul and body be kept blameless at
He has shown you, O mortal, what is good.
And what does the Lord require of you?
To act justly and to love mercy
and to walk humbly with your God. – Micah 6:8
there’s this constant tension between what I find fascinating and what I believe is right. I love history, and the stories surrounding great battles are compelling, but I can’t begin to understand violence and the brutal events that play out when nations make war.
Life remains a study in contradictions. Life is good, it is difficult, it is hard, it is rewarding, it is challenging, it is inspiring, it is defeating, it is wonderful, it is frustrating, it is satisfying… it is all of these things and often at the same time.
I couldn’t help but chuckle yesterday when I learned that the national spelling bee was decided on a word the country at large can’t pronounce, can’t define, and can’t use in a sentence let alone practice.
Think about the unequaled prize that liberty is, the impossible to overstate value and uniqueness of the rights we as Americans enjoy, and the incalculable cost of winning and maintaining such priceless freedoms! Every church in this country should be full to overflowing with grateful people!
Today’s random photos come from Uzbekistan, Dunn, Florida, Richmond, and Wake Forest. What they all have in common is that they make me smile.
“Grace” is more than my mother’s name, and “David” really is “a man after God’s own heart.”