Contentment

Contentment

“Having food and clothing, with these we shall be content.” Those words went through my mind as I washed the breakfast dishes. Was that even possible? Could I actually be satisfied having nothing but food and clothes? The apostle Paul wrote... Read More »

Stressed?

Stressed?

When it seems there is more to be done than there is time for, it’s easy to get under pressure. We think we’re not getting enough done or are not getting it done quickly enough, so we push ourselves harder. But the fact of the matter is tha... Read More »

This Little Light of Mine

This Little Light of Mine

The other evening my wife and I watched the sunset from our terrace, and we stayed until stars came out. As usual, the evening star was the first to appear. An hour or so later it was still the brightest light in the sky on this moonless ni... Read More »

Someone Bigger Than Me

Someone Bigger Than Me

I can still remember the first time I discovered what a few minutes in God’s creation can do. I was in grade school and was frantically searching for a misplaced workbook that I needed for class the next day. The more I searched, the more c... Read More »

Happiness Is What We Make It

Happiness Is What We Make It

Some say that happiness is what we make it. The more time I spend with a certain friend, the more I’m convinced that’s true. Four years ago he was a successful businessman. Then one of his employees had a breakdown and showed up with a shot... Read More »

One Day at a Time

One Day at a Time

One of the greatest prayers ever taught goes back two thousand yearsand contains a simple point that helps me focus on living in the now: “Give us this day our daily bread.” For 25 years, my dependence on alcohol and drugs took away my abil... Read More »

The Trinity Conundrum

The Trinity Conundrum

In the middle of math class,one of my second graders made this startling declaration: “There is no God!” Considering that this was a Christian school and Martin was the son of a pastor, I had to wonder how he had suddenly come to this concl... Read More »

Walking On the Great Orme

Walking On the Great Orme

The day dawned fine as I set out to walk up the Great Orme, a limestone headland on the north coast of Wales. I walked along cheerfully in glorious sunshine, map in hand. The Great Orme stood firm, unchanged. The road upon which I walked le... Read More »

Where to Start?

Where to Start?

A reflection on Bible reading When I first found my faith as a young woman, I was told that I should read the Bible, but had no idea where to start. With other books, I was in the habit of glancing at the last few pages to find out how the ... Read More »

Crisis of Faith

Crisis of Faith

Believing purely by faith, having no tangible evidence, is not a natural approach for everybody in all cases. Just as the Lord made people very different in their personalities and physical makeup, there are also different kinds of faith. W... Read More »

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