My grandfather owned a cherry wood secretary which stood in their living room. When my grandparents died, my mother inherited the piece. Through decades of wear and tear, the wood looked old and worn. AsRead more
by Norma Gail Wounds Deep wounds heal slowly. I plunged my gloved hands into the suppurating wound and attempted to distract my patient from the pain, embarrassment, and agony of amputation. Never again would hisRead more
Wounds of the heart can grow bitterness. Ugliness. Anguish, or distress.
Or … wounds of the heart can grow good seeds of grain, crushed to produce life-giving bread to feed others. Deep faith can grow with roots steady and strong. Eyes can open to see abounding grace and the abiding presence of the Lord.Read more
I was 40 and already had a head of prematurely gray hair (I hide it well) when Dr. Testroet called with the crummy cancer news, but the following words from Jen Wilkin’s 27-year-old experience ringRead more
Has anyone else noticed how strange life can be sometimes? One minute you’re drowning in painful and confused emotions, then the next you’re on top of the world looking down at something beautiful. It happensRead more
Did you know that for decades the giant Sequoia trees in Yosemite park have stood barren? Like most things, they are given sunlight, water, and a protected environment to grow. Over the decades, we haveRead more
It’s often said that beauty is in the eyes of the beholder. But what if the Lord is the beholder? What if the beauty has been fashioned by His hand like the potter and theRead more