Hello and welcome! On this blog, you will notice a variety of topics which circle two themes — courage and compassion. Perhaps like me, responsibilities such as driving kids, cooking meals, and helping with homework fill your days, and maybe like me your needs are not as small as the tasks at hand. One thing I am learning is that in the middle of it all, God wants us to draw near to Him. Years ago, my grandmother taught me to pray the familiar words, “Give us this day our daily bread.” The bread referred to in that prayer includes more than just dinner. It encompasses our need for comfort, patience, wisdom, kindness — and yes, courage and compassion. Today, God continues to answer that prayer for me, uttered in simplicity and with limited understanding. I am confident He will answer it for you too if you simply ask.