Daily Light #8 ~ God’s Unfailing Love

“Understand, therefore, that the Lord your God is indeed God.  He is the faithful God who keeps his covenant for a thousand generations and lavishes his unfailing love on those who love him and obey his commands.”  Deuteronomy 7:9, New Living Translation

Verse 15, “And the Lord will protect you from all sickness.”

Verse 21, “…for the Lord your God is among you, and he is a great and awesome God.”

Verse 8:3b, “…people do not live by bread alone; rather, we live by every word that comes from the mouth of the Lord.”

Verse 15-16, “Do not forget that he led you through the great and terrifying wilderness with its poisonous snakes and scorpions, where it was so hot and dry.  He gave you water from the rock!  He fed you with manna in the wilderness…”, NLT

“Answer my prayers, O Lord, for your unfailing love is wonderful.  Take care of me, for your mercy is so plentiful.” Psalm 69:16, NLT

Change, Gotta Love It…

Lest you be confused, I’ve finally changed the theme I’ve been using since Noah built the ark!  I had a single reason for doing so:  though I still love the 2011 theme, the Comments thread became illegible past more than a few replies—and I VALUE Comments and REPLIES 🙂

I’m pleased with the new header image, and hope you’ll adjust to the changes I’ve made and continue reading what I offer here.  If you find anything about the new theme problematic, please let me know…I’m open to hearing suggestions. 

My readers are the special family I’m privileged to connect with throughout each week.

My loving prayers for all of you continue:  that God will bless you with peace, protection and good health.  The pandemic will NOT last forever, we’ll get through it stronger than before…and with inspiring stories to share.  My confidence in God remains steady.

Yours truly,


God Comes Running, Sunday Song

Lord, just for today

Make everything be alright

Send this day’s manna

Your gentle rain of healing

To replace night puddles’ tears


So many anguished

Their hope, faith unraveling

Speak the Word, O God

One breath from You sweeps darkness

Gone, all which gnaws, writhes within


The battle’s Yours, Lord

Thankfulness, our sacrifice

Trust, our choice to make

Lift us to Your holy hill

Rock fortress where Light guides us

©Rhen Laird/Cobbled Contemplations, 2020 ~ All rights reserved.

Transient Dark

These days, this season

Life which presses in, vice-like

Cold temptation lures

Prayer erupts from desp’rate heart

As dark waves, alone, embrace

 ©Rhen Laird/Cobbled Contemplations, 2020 ~ All rights reserved.

Keeling Mind

Every day wakes in anxious dread

Surging sea’s turbulent dreams abed

This nauseating mental chaos cursed

Flies against face of faith well-versed

Reeling bones rise, urgent plea for relief

Thorn’d life bites fervent soul’s belief

Cherished Cross, Blood of the Lamb

Lord, pour Your grace balm…

Mind’s keeling, feels damned.

©Rhen Laird/Cobbled Contemplations, 2020 ~ All rights reserved.