“I’ve been thinking about life a lot lately,” Abi said to Mats. “What exactly about life have you been thinking about?” “How it’s like terrible traffic and peaceful pathways.” “Huh?” “You know, life’s ups and downs. The terrible traffic are the downs and bad times and the peaceful pathways the ups and good times.” “Oh.”… Read More Abi’s Look at Life
“The Lord’s loved ones are precious to him; it grieves him when they die” – Psalm 116:15 When I read this, I thought about Jesus. He was a close friend to a man named Lazarus and his sisters Martha and Mary. One day Jesus received an urgent message from the two sisters telling Him that… Read More Grief
I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made – Psalm 139:14 What do you see when you look into the mirror? A tired face? Eyes filled with sadness? A furrowed brow caused by stress? More wrinkles? Frowns instead of smiles? Faded beauty? Diminishing youth? Or do you see what God sees? Someone… Read More What Do You See?
Today was her birthday. It was a sunny, pleasant day, not as muggy as yesterday. Too bad she couldn’t treat herself an iced tea. She was late, thanks to a delay on the tube. It was ten minutes after nine. She hurried down the sidewalk and arrived at the office building seven minutes later. She… Read More The Birthday Gift
Dirty pampers. Waking up at all hours to feed. Stressful days. Fitful sleep. The need for adult conversation. Relief when Dad comes home and takes over. You have time for yourself now. You savor the moment. You get to do what you want to do. But you don’t want her to grow up too fast.… Read More Motherhood
Today I learned who wrote the beautiful hymn, Precious Lord, the one we hear playing in the background when we see images of starving children in poverty stricken countries. Here is the story of how this hymn was born: Back in 1932, I was a fairly new husband. My wife, Nettie and I were living… Read More Precious Lord