Monday, January 16, 2017


Sleep tonight
And may your dreams
Be realized
If the thunder cloud
Passes rain
So let it rain
Rain down on him
So let it be
So let it be

Sleep tonight
And may your dreams
Be realized
If the thundercloud
Passes rain
So let it rain
Let it rain
Rain on him

Bono - U2
from The Unforgettable Fire album released in 1984

Monday, January 2, 2017

Consider others better than ourselves

Like many of you, I like to read other blogs and glean good information and ideas from others.  One person that I read and follow regularly is John Fischer, who has an online ministry called The Catch.  Here is a passage from a post he shared in November 2015 that stuck with me as a great idea for how we should think about other people we come in contact with each day:

"Here’s something that could make your day different. Make a conscious effort to consider everyone you meet today as someone who is better than you. Not necessarily better at doing things, because there will always be some things you are better at than someone else. We’re talking importance, value and worth. Consider other people as more important than you. What they say is more important than what you say; what they think is more important that what you think; what they did this weekend is more important than what you did this weekend; their dreams and goals are more important than your dreams and goals. You’re not waiting for a chance to talk; you are waiting for a chance to listen."  John Fischer

Sunday, January 1, 2017

New Year's Day

All is quiet on New Year's Day
A world in white gets underway
I want to be with you
Be with you, night and day
Nothing changes on New Year's Day
On New Year's Day

I will be with you again
I will be with you again

Under a blood red sky
A crowd has gathered in black and white
Arms entwined, the chosen few
The newspapers says, says 
Say it's true, it's true
And we can break through
Though torn in two 
We can be one

I, I will begin again
I, I will begin again

Songwriters: Adam Clayton, Dave Evans, Paul David Hewson, Larry Mullen, Moussa Clarke, and Nicholas Hanson

The song New Year's Day is performed by U2 and is on the album War which was released in 1983.

New Year's Day lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

Happy New Year!

May the Lord bless you in this year 2017, just as he promised when he spoke to Moses these words from the book of Numbers:

The LORD said to Moses: 
"Speak to Aaron and his sons and tell them: 
This is how you shall bless the Israelites.
Say to them:
The LORD bless you and keep you!
The LORD let his face shine upon
you, and be gracious to you!
The LORD look upon you kindly and
give you peace!
So shall they invoke my name upon the Israelites, 
and I will bless them."

Numbers 6:22-27