Recently, our family has enjoyed watching the dive bombers outside our kitchen window. They zoom by our window and dive down suddenly. They are quite the entertainment while we eat! Well….okay….They are not actual dive bombers, but those ruby-throated hummingbirds certainly act like them! One hummingbird comes along and gets ready to eat, leaving seven […]
I suppose I can imagine why some people enjoy jigsaw puzzles. There is that tiny thrill in discovering a match for a single puzzle piece. I get it. Sort of. But for me, a puzzle is just a nagging, unfinished project. A giant to-do list, with each puzzle piece its own line item. Not my […]
“I don’t know why I keep crying!” I said to Steve as I put my head against his chest and he wrapped his arms around me. Something unimaginable had happened, and I was really struggling. For the first day, I was either in tears or near tears all day. Every time I was alone in […]
Ed has the gift of exhortation. He can draw hard lines by applying Scriptural principles to his own experience. When others with different experience find their lines in different places, Ed quickly concludes that those others are either liberal or legalistic, depending on where their lines land. Mark has the gift of mercy. He can find […]
God is good. It sure is easy to believe that when things turn out how I like. But when disappointments come, I tend to forget, focusing instead on how I can escape the pain. I can't imagine the disappointment Trent Fruetel faced about a month ago when he learned he had stage 4 cancer in his appendix. Today's post is Trent's own assessment of his cancer. There's no pity-seeking here. Instead, you'll find one of the most honest understandings of the goodness of God that I have ever read, and I just had to share it with you. I hope it encourages you as much as it did me.