When struggling to adapt to new or difficult circumstances, remember to look beyond your difficulties – and see the needs around you…
“Who needs the church?” As pastors we heard that question often, albeit in various forms. And people had many reasons for quitting the church; a trend that seems to have grown during lockdowns. Even now as lockdowns are easing, I’ve read articles declaring in-person meetings unneccessary.
The tale of how one small girl showed the correct way to spell l-o-v-e, and how to really show it to others.
No taller than a 10-year old, with a sly and suspicious gleam to her eye, she played the part of the proverbial evil landlady with me, while sweet as honey around Hubby. The other residents, also hostile, seemed amiable by comparison. And the dark, dank apartment revealed a miserly streak as well.
If you struggle with anger control, grab this toolbox and start hammering your way to lasting self-control!
Kids often think grandmothers are the most wonderful women on the face of the earth. But I can’t help but wonder if my kids have ever thought, “That’s not the same woman who raised me!”
Could you handle two months without internet? Long ago (or so it seems) in pre-Covid days, we would spend most of the summer visiting friends and churches or down in our summer home. And most of the time without internet, going without for even two months!
Imagine returning home from a shopping trip to find your house leveled! That’s just what happened to a couple in Michigan. A demolition crew was given the wrong address, and all that remained of a grandmother’s old home was a cement slab.
If you could leave but one thing behind you what would it be? Wealth and property? Family heirlooms? For me those don’t even enter the running. Not only because I have few such things to leave. But because I hope, above all, to leave a lasting legacy.