The Voice of a Child

Psalm 116:1
“I love the Lord, for he heard my voice; he heard my cry for mercy.”

It is early morning. The room is still darkened by the blanket of night, but ribbons of light will soon appear through the curtained windows. He awakens slowly, his stirrings becoming increasingly audible as he greets the new day. He begins his morning conversing with his fingers and toes. Inspecting his hands, he talks to them, tastes them and then talks some more. His parents, sleeping nearby, hear the unintelligible chatter of their first born and are stirred from slumber. They lay listening in rapt attention to their sweet baby’s voice. Continue reading The Voice of a Child


Psalm 136:2
“Give thanks to the God of gods. His love endures forever.”

Photo by marie kelley photography
While traveling through Europe, love padlocks appear in unexpected places. The love padlocks shown above were observed in Rome, commonly an adornment to bridges. There are varied explanations for the origin of the love padlocks, but it is reported that love padlocks started appearing in Europe in the early 2000s. Typically the sweethearts’ names or initials are inscribed on the padlock, and its key is thrown away to symbolize unbreakable love. Continue reading Lovelocks

Easter Morning at Red Rocks

Revelation 4:10-11
“And they lay their crowns before the throne and say, ‘You are worthy, O Lord our God, to receive glory and honor and power. For you created all things, and they exist because you created what you pleased.’”

Originally, the place was known as the “Garden of the Angels.” The Red Rocks Park and Amphitheater is a rock structure near Morrison, Colorado, 15 miles west of Denver where performances have been held for more than 100 years. It is reported that 9,450 people may be seated in the amphitheater and performers from every genre of music have graced the stage throughout its history. Continue reading Easter Morning at Red Rocks