We are God’s dearly loved children

Wanda Vassallo shares this story with us: “A gem dealer was strolling the aisles at the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show when he noticed a blue-violet stone the size and shape of a potato. He looked it over, then as calmly as possible, asked the vendor, “You want $15 for this?” The seller, realizing the rock wasn’t as pretty as […]

The value of persistence

Assuming a strange mixture of Christian teleology and Darwinian evolutionary theories, we tell ourselves that all change is evolutionary, that resistance to change is not only futile but that it represents a dangerous, anti-evolutionary reaction that threatens mankind’s continued advancement. Progress is natural, and change is progress. While such a narrative (however simplified I have presented it here) does well […]

Thy will be done

When we lose someone very dear to us, especially our children, young or grown, we are left with a deep sense of emptiness, grief, numbness, and a spirit of defeat and hopelessness. No parent desires to outlive their child. it seems to go against the natural order of things. It is times like these we question God and ask why? […]

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