The Example of Mary

The Example of Mary

Mary, mother of Jesus. Sometimes I’m just not sure what my attitude toward her should be. As I wrestled with this recently, my question to the Lord was, “How do You view her?” His response pointed me to the annunciation—the angel’s pronouncement to Mary that she would...
Forget You, God!

Forget You, God!

(As told to Cathy Schrock by Jill Haskins) “Forget You, God!” Jill shouted as she threw the pillows, one after another, across the room with all her might.  “Forget You, God!  I HATE You!!”  The pillows hit the basement wall, no damage inflicted and no sound produced...
Finding God’s Favor For Today

Finding God’s Favor For Today

Have you ever wondered if it’s possible to live as a favored child of God? Well, it is, and answering a few more questions will help us unpack this blessing. What is the favor of God? Favor comes when someone takes notice of you and turns his gaze on you. God’s favor...
The Blessing:  Part 2

The Blessing: Part 2

I love sunlight.  To sit on our patio, drinking tea, and watching the way the morning light dapples our Japanese maple, highlighting the vein pattern of each leaf—that’s a piece of heaven for me.  I’m drawn to the sunlight.  When there’s not enough of...