Perfect Peace

“Don’t open this until you get home.” I’d heard those words once already just a few weeks before. A friend from church invited me out for coffee. After a lovely evening catching up, we stood beside our cars outside to say goodbye. When she reached out to hug me, she handed me a sealed envelope…

The Next Five Minutes

“So do not worry about tomorrow; for tomorrow will care for itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” ~ Matthew 6:34   I can’t breathe. A pounding fills my ears. Taking another single step requires momentous effort. Truth be told, I don’t know if I can do this. Life has overwhelmed me; I…

Destination Jesus

TammyKennington The familiar ping of the phone alerted me to a new message. A hurting friend and I had been sharing our thoughts and discussing the razor-edged struggles of the hard in her life. A loved one had said things….done things. She wanted to know–could the relationship recover? I paused before responding. I don’t see…