Family Fragrance

Back in 2012 we had one last family vacation with our five Children.  We picked a perfect spot for this time.  A friend from college in the ministry had a home in the U.P. just 20 minutes from the bridge on US 2; the road that skirts Lake Michigan.  It was beautiful and idyllic; a …

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Accidents or Appointments

Life is a series of events; some pleasant and good, some difficult and bad.  Why do things happen the way they do?  Why do lives fall apart, why do natural disasters occur, why do bad things happen to “good people”? Why are some people extraordinarily blessed with health, material goods, and good fortune when others …

Transferring Our Hope

Poor Leah!  It seems she was always playing second fiddle to her sister Rachel.  Leah was the first born daughter of Laban; Jacob’s uncle. But from the time that Jacob first met Laban’s second born daughter; Rachel, he had his eye on her (see Gen. 29).  Rachel was beautiful. A real “knockout” we would say …

Having an Open Mind

What do you think when someone says to you “You should have an open mind?” That would probably depend on what worldview you have adopted.  In one worldview, one should always have an open mind because there is no such thing as “absolute truth” (ironically, an absolute statement in itself).  But in their thinking, any …