Reflections on Hospitality

Victoria Elliot

READ : Romans 12:10-18   The clipping I cut from the paper showed a picture of an elderly woman and young man enjoying a hearty laugh while doing dishes together. The caption under the picture read, “House-sharing gives the elderly help and companionship; boarders, a home.” I reflected – was that an answer for my situation? My home and yard …

Reflections on Volunteers

Victoria Elliot

READ : Matthew 25:31-41, Matthew 10:42   Reaching the senior citizen age of seventy is no reason why we can no longer be of use in God’s work. Volunteers are needed for many worthy causes. For example: Several senior citizens from our church provide music for the Saturday evening service at the Veterans Home. Before the veterans can enjoy the …

Reflections on Aging

Victoria Elliot

READ : Psalm 90:1-12   It has been four years since I wrote for Words of HOPE. By the time you read this devotional, I will have reached the age mentioned in today’s Psalm: seventy. Three score years and ten-time to reflect on aging. The dictionary defines reflection as “to think quietly and calmly” and “reaching a conclusion after much …

The Colors of Brotherhood – Red & Yellow, Black & White

Wilbur Washington

READ : Romans 12:9-21   This month you have allowed me to share my social and spiritual roots. This last day of the month I want to call on another spiritual from my people’s psalter. The song they pass on to us today embraces all of God’s people. Let us pause outside of the little meeting house where they worshiped. …

Seeking a Hiding Place

Wilbur Washington

READ : Job 23:1-7, 13-15   One of America’s well-known comedians used to say, “Did you ever have a feeling that you wanted to go, and then you had a feeling that you wanted to stay?” That seems to reflect Job’s problem in the 23rd chapter of this book. Oh, that I knew where I might find him [God]. . …