The Wonder of It All

This day-- this wonderfully good day, has been a flood of kindness for my soul. Sitting on my deck soaking up the Alaskan sun, I'm jolted by a considerable awe at the created world that swirls around me. I haven't though these thoughts for a long time. But now they visit me, and I think … Continue reading The Wonder of It All

Words of Hope for a Baby Born Blind

Anophthalmia–the condition of being born with no eye tissue–affects about 30 out of 100,000 babies, leaving them irrevocably blind. This is the letter that a pastor wrote to a Christian couple confronted with this tragic reality. R  Dear John and Diane, Last night, as I prayed with Noel, you were heavy on my mind. I … Continue reading Words of Hope for a Baby Born Blind

Profound and Certain Issues

As stumbling and struggling believers in God's grace, we gather in a simple circle and wonder out loud.  There are many things that perplex us.  We share notes and try to make sense of our Father's sovereignty and grace.  Sometimes, it seems He is out to get us.  I remember reading a saint, she said … Continue reading Profound and Certain Issues

The Art of Offending God

"Oh, how often they rebelled against him in the wilderness     and grieved his heart in that dry wasteland." Psalm 78:40, NLT "For forty years I was angry with them, and I said, ‘They are a people whose hearts turn away from me.     They refuse to do what I tell them.’" Psalm 95:10, NLT "And do … Continue reading The Art of Offending God