Reflections on 2023

Personal journal entry, January 3rd, 2023: “Solivitur Ambulando — A Latin phrase often attributed to Saint Augustine meaning, ‘It is solved by walking.’” I had forgotten about my first scribbled words at the beginning of the year, but as I reread them, I realized their significance. My recent journey around the sun was all about “walking out” truth and laying …

What Do We do With Unforgiveness?

By: Linda Merriott Recently, I was extremely hurt by several people I consider dear. I have always been able to forgive fairly easily, but this time I did not seem able to forgive truly. This went on for several weeks. I would pray and ask God to help me, getting up every morning to speak my forgiveness aloud. I would …

Prayer for Returning Missionaries

  Holy Father,      Thank You for being the God of all comfort and encouragement (1 Corinthians 1:3). I know someone special that is in desperate need of a Comforter. After years on the mission field, _________ is now coming “home”. Years ago, You called them to serve You. They obeyed, not really knowing where they were going or what …