April 30, 2019 – Fathers

April 30, 2019 – Fathers

If your father is still alive, consider calling him today to let him know how much you appreciate him. Send him a note or take him to coffee if you live close. If your relationship is strained, too painful, or simply estranged, ask God if you might have any part in reconciliation. If your father has passed away or you never knew him, consider showing your appreciation for other folks in your life who have mentored you, been models of faith, and offered you encouragement.

April 16, 2019 – Real Security

April 16, 2019 – Real Security

We do everything we can think of and afford in order to put safety nets around our loved ones and ourselves. At all costs we want to avoid catastrophe, misfortune, and ruin. But we can’t. We simply can’t cover all the bases. Life is unpredictable, full of sin, betrayal, and destruction. So much of it is out of our control.

April 9, 2019 – Great Provisions

April 9, 2019 – Great Provisions

Hundreds of thousands of orphans were in dire need of shelter, food, medical attention, and love. At the end of the war, the Allies developed special camps for traumatized youth. The children developed and grew with the nutritious meals and good care they received. But in one of the camps, the officials became concerned because the children couldn’t sleep. Despite enough food and attention, they lay awake at night, staring at the ceiling.