by Susan Hanson Budensiek
God goes before us. The scriptures tell us so. Probably the most well-known passage to plainly spell it out is Exodus 13:21. “Adonai went ahead of them in a column of cloud during the daytime to lead them on their way, and at night in a column of fire to give them light; thus they could travel both by day and by night.” (CJB)
As our children grew and got involved in their own things, the time we had with friends got squeezed out by the driving. Then squashed by Covid. Then squeezed again as activities picked back up. We used to be able to schedule a playdate with friends and even if the kids had never met, they would mix and have fun. As they grew, that got harder, so now we work on seeing each other when we are without kids.
by Scarlett Farr
Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters. And God said, "Let there be light," and there was light. God saw that the light was good, and He separated the light from the darkness. God called the light "day," and the darkness he called "night." (Genesis 1:2-5)