Quarantined, for His Purposes

Quarantines are a real possibility, even in this day. A quarantine is imposed when disease is contagious enough that it would harm a society: Measles, Smallpox, and the recent COVID-19 are just a few physical diseases where isolation must be imposed. It can be severe— an epidemic, with desperate consequences if not adhered to; inContinue reading “Quarantined, for His Purposes”

My Mortal Enemy

  “Must I then, indeed,  Pain, live with you All through my life? –sharing my fire, my bed, And, when I feed myself, feeding you, too?”  Edna St. Vincent Millay The critical issue many face is just trying to survive the next episode of depression or mania.  Somehow I think that cohabitating with something that isContinue reading “My Mortal Enemy”

The Sea of Galilee ‘Crash’ Course, 101

When Jesus woke up, he rebuked the wind and said to the waves, “Silence! Be still!” Suddenly the wind stopped, and there was a great calm. 40 Then he asked them, “Why are you afraid? Do you still have no faith?” (Mark 4:39-40, NLT) There He is, sleeping on a pillow, seemingly unaware of the danger that the disciples wereContinue reading “The Sea of Galilee ‘Crash’ Course, 101”

Standing With Her in the Rain

“Share each other’s burdens, and in this way obey the law of Christ.” Galatians 6:2, NLT By Lisa Schubert, Guest Author Samantha approached me outside the church on Thanksgiving morning with her hair disheveled and her coat covered with dirt smudges and raindrops. She demanded to borrow my cell phone to find if the ThanksgivingContinue reading “Standing With Her in the Rain”