Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God. (Hebrews 12:1-2)
How can the weeks feel so long, and yet Friday still seems to come so quickly?
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. (Philippians 4:8) Indeed, Christ is the loveliest of all!
Interesting, worthwhile headlines are hard to come by these days!
All the ends of the earth shall remember and turn to the LORD, and all the families of the nations shall worship before you. For kingship belongs to the LORD, and he rules over the nations. (Psalm 22:27-28)
Are sunnier days ahead?
The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork. (Psalm 19:1)
"Things will be great when you're downtown; No finer place for sure, downtown; Everything's waiting for you..." Yeah, I think I'll stay in the suburbs.
Sometimes you just need to laugh.
May the strength of our God serve as comforting reminder to you as we leave a year of chaos and enter a new year filled with unknowns.