Who are we to stand in the way of God?

My mother was terrified of water: terrified. She could sit on the edge of a pool almost shaking with fear.  And yet, she sat on the edge of the pool. Mom’s almost irrational fear, of even the shallow end, came to me as a four year old through mandatory swim lessons.  After ending one swim […]

Tips for these tough allegations

How do we respond to tragic events reported in our newspaper regarding a teacher’s arrest? This is not your fault. We do not know what all the charges in this case might be. However, please know that in any case of possible child exploitation: it is never the young person’s fault.  Do not blame the […]

Listening for God’s troubling Word

“Are We Listening” February 12th, 2017 Elijah the Tishbite is running from the law. Queen Jezebel has killed hundreds of the prophets and King Ahab has sent the army out looking for Elijah. Elijah appears like a fugitive out of nowhere, running here, hiding there, and taking refuge from King Ahab and his Phoenician Queen […]