Updated: May 15, 2020
The sun sets on a day... the sun sets on a life.
This is a crazy crazy crazy time in the world, my friends.
I pray from the very depths of my soul that you and yours are well.
For those who are not, and whose loved ones are not, I pray you find Peace in the most surprising moments and places and ways.
I know we cited this verse just the other day, but I really needed to go to it again today.
"Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. That you have learned and received and heard and seen in me - practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you." ~ Philippians 4:8-9 (ESV)
"When Jesus saw the crowds, He went up on the mountain and sat down. His disciples came to Him, and He began to teach them, saying: “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted. Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth. Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled. Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy. Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God. Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called sons of God. Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you, and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of Me. Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven..." ~ Matthew 5:1-12 (BSB)
"The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit." ~ Psalm 34:18 (NIV)
Bonus praise song of encouragement... just because!
May God bless you and keep you, friend... always, in all ways. In Loving Memory of Rod Powell... with prayers for peace and comfort to all who loved him.