“… a very present help in trouble”

“God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.” (Psalm 46:1)

“The eternal God is thy refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms: . . .” (Deuteronomy 33:27 (to :))

“At all times and under all circumstances, overcome evil with good…. Clad in the panoply of Love, human hatred cannot reach you.” (Mary Baker Eddy, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. 571)

“Whatever is governed by God, is never for an instant deprived of the light and might of intelligence and Life.”  (Mary Baker Eddy, Science and Health, p. 215)



The Dry Season

The dry season has come to us again.

As grass turns browner, smoke is in the air.

Day-thoughts fill up with dust. There is no rain.

Even the rivers seem swallowed by the sun.


We draw and drink from a deep well for days.

Like the nectar of life that the bees find,

Inspiration’s clear drops bring growth in ways

So nothing can stop the beauty that comes


In our thought-garden. First bud then full flower

Blooming despite dryness in this parched land.

Like flowers, we drink Life each hour

Till the rains come and dry season is done.


Christian Pascale

(Used by permission of the author)


Hibiscus – Photo by Christian Pascale


The desert shall rejoice


The wilderness and the solitary place

shall be glad for them;

and the desert shall rejoice,

and blossom as the rose.

Isaiah 35:1