Has pain ever tempted you to wish your days away? Years ago, one of George MacDonald’s short stories struck me. I could relate to the boy in the story who wanted to speed through the hard parts of life.Continue Reading
Last week I enjoyed speaking at the Knowing God January Luncheon on “Seize the Day! Live With Purpose.”
Bible teacher Ken Boa said the Apostle Paul only had two days on his calendar—Today and That Day when he’d see Jesus. To live with purpose we need to follow Paul’s example and live in the present with an eye to the day we’ll see Jesus.Continue Reading
Most people agree it isn’t fair to expect someone to read your mind. But how many of us have expected our spouses to accomplish that impossible feat?
Larry and I returned from our honeymoon excited to begin our new life together. I’d never found it hard to live with a roommate. Now I’d be living with the love of my life. What could be easier?Continue Reading
Many are the afflictions of the righteous,
But the Lord delivers him out of them all” (Ps. 34:19 NASB 1995).
Is it just me or has your corner of the world had more than its normal share of afflictions in the last few years? Too often, I hear of a loss or injustice that touches someone or something I care about. I found myself drawn to Psalm 34, especially verse 19.Continue Reading