welcome to multiple strands

a place to converse, virtually, on a variety of topics, bringing together multiple strands to encourage, question, challenge, ponder, and edify. A cord of three strands is not quickly torn apart. (Eccl. 4.12)

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Word for today

Matt. 6.19-34 (selections)

Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. ...

Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? ... if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is alive and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? ... But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.

Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017


The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.
- Saint Augustine

Ah, what a challenge! My wife and I have been blessed to travel some, not so much as tourists but mingling with people.  Our hearts' desire is that the Lord grant more of this in the future, that we might share the joy of His excellencies  among all peoples!