|How is the Lord Helping You?
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
How is the Lord helping you?
What a wonderful question. Someone asked me this recently about a trial I am going through: my husband is deployed with the U.S. Army for the first year of my son's life. He left three weeks after our son's birth. We are now ... [ read more ]
|Glimpses of Grace for Weary Mothers
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Maybe on the good days of mothering, you wake up and the sun is shining. It's easy to praise God for hot coffee, morning smiles from the crib, and a fresh day ahead. But what about the days when nothing seems to go right and everything seems bleak? Gloria Furman, ... [ read more ]
|In Place of a Chicken, a God-Man
Saturday, September 14, 2013
Thousands of chickens, each circled over a head. A prayer is prayed symbolically, transferring the sins from the person to the bird. The chicken is slaughtered, the meat given to the poor.
Voodoo in Haiti? No. It's the Jewish ritual Kapparot, part of the High Holy Day of Yom Kippur. ... [ read more ]
|Jesus Speaks: Matthew 9:1-8
Thursday, September 5, 2013
A Christian’s unique joy in the midst of distress can be heard at a Christian funeral, which will not only contain laments but songs of praise and happy thoughts of the paradise that the dead in Christ have entered. In this Christians emulate their Master, as we can see in ... [ read more ]