God’s Marching Orders

Cheryl (pseudonym) and I glanced at the wall clock in the Sunday School room. Fifteen minutes to go until the parents would return and retrieve their charges. In toddler time, that can feel like fifteen hours. We had completed our story time, our snack, our singing and free play. The craft was done and the... Continue Reading →

Crashing Waves; Eternal Hope

Life comes at us in waves.  Sometimes the waves bring the loss of a dear friend, finances in jeopardy, or an unwanted diagnosis. People glibly tell you, God will not give you more than you can handle.  This is false theology. The Bible says that trials are coming and they are more than we can... Continue Reading →

Where do you turn when…

You sit in the doctor's office waiting for test results. A midnight phone call bodes difficult news about a loved one. You don't get the job.  (Or worse, they neglect to inform you that you don't have the job.)   At such times, there are different responses falling into two categories --  ignoring (or resenting)... Continue Reading →

The little blue booklet

My mother spent time with individuals nearing the end, their Florida living rooms sporting a hospital bed, a hospice nurse at the ready. She was not shy about presenting the Gospel.  And leaving a little blue booklet on  bedside tables.  A booklet containing her favorite promises from God. Over time mom's booklets were sprinkled throughout... Continue Reading →

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