This week in our women’s Bible study we were discussing Romans 5. We had a discussion about verses 3 and 4. Not only that, but we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, ESV How can we rejoice in suffering? Several thoughts were expressed in our… Continue reading The Race of a Faithful Life
New Life in a Broken World
In the weeks preparing to visit our new grandson I spent evenings knitting—first a blanket and then a lovey. Knitting is a calming activity. It requires me to stay focused on counting stitches while following a pattern. In the heavy season of worldwide troubles, my mind rests while I knit. During the past couple weeks… Continue reading New Life in a Broken World
Any Truth in Fairy Tales?
Many fairy tales begin with once upon a time. It is interesting that these children’s stories can include suffering and waiting. Cinderella was treated harshly by her stepmother and stepsisters. When the fairy godmother makes a way for her to go to the Prince’s ball, she has to leave at midnight. And days, perhaps weeks,… Continue reading Any Truth in Fairy Tales?
The Lights Along the Shore
We laid my brother to rest. For years he suffered with mental illness, going from hospital to home, to hospital to group home. In February I was with him during a two week time period, spending every day at the hospital. While I was at his bedside he began to sing the hymn,… Continue reading The Lights Along the Shore