The Best News

“Isn’t that amazing? I asked my husband. “He said that was the best news New York had had in a long time. Yet what about all the flights that went according to plan?” We were watching the movie “Sully” about Captain Sullenberger who successfully brought down his disabled plane on the Hudson River on January 15, 2009. All 155 on board survived. The bartender’s comment in the movie made me stop and think. His observation about Captain Sullenberger’s safe land being the best news New Yorkers had heard in a long time, of course referred to the tragedy of 9/11. But why hasn’t every successful flight since September 11, 2001, brought excitement and encouragement to New York? Why did it take a near

Fix It!

“Please help [so and so] get over her cold.” “Please help the situation with [so and so] for them to have fun travels.” “Please give [so and so] courage and comfort this time of year as she grieves the loss of her husband.” “Please help [so and so] not be anxious.” “Lord, take my pain away so I can sleep.” That sums up my top prayers from yesterday. And the prayers I would pray again today. Except for these verses in John 12: “Now is my soul troubled. And what shall I say? ‘Father, save me from this hour’? But for this purpose I have come to this hour. Father, glorify your name.” John 12:27-28 These were some of the verses I listened to this morning. They stopped me in my tracks. My primary

Getting and Giving

Can you guess what most people want in this new year? If Google searches on New Year’s resolutions are any indicator, the top three goals must be (see endnote for resource): "Get Healthy” - over 62 million searches “Get Organized” - over 33 million searches “Live Life to the Fullest” - nearly 19 million searches Generally, I’ve noticed that resolutions and goals tend to be what I want to get, to somehow be a little closer to perfect. Logically, I know I’ll never be perfect, but that doesn’t stop me from wanting it and striving toward it. Yes, my goals for 2017 included such things as losing weight and finish another writing project. But my primary goal is different. Recently I’ve been memori

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