God’s own Mercy

“Sweet rain—like God’s own mercy.” A line from a movie, I return to it as a beautiful and comforting statement every year, on those days when the skies open up.

Rain is one of those things we can choose to view from a positive or negative perspective. On the negative side, rain cancels picnics and outside fun, creates soggy fields, gives quarter to mosquitoes and, when real storms form, can cause trees or power lines to fall.

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The Secret of Living


“The secret of living a life of excellence is merely a matter of thinking thoughts of excellence. Really, it’s a matter of programming our minds with the kind of information that will set us free.” – Charles R. Swindoll