Whiteout

Just a few days ago it hit 50-something in MI. The dead period we call winter, with its brown grass and dead leaves, was laid bare for all to see. Then…in 24 hours, we were dumped on with a foot of snow. Whiteout.

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We Carry Them Best on Our Knees

Young Pastor Dan had been serving in his new church less than 3 years when he found himself feeling very weary. A pastor’s life is full of emotional ups and downs; he knew that. But in a single weekend he had presided over a 10AM Saturday funeral for a church founder and celebrated the birth of a first child with a family on Sunday afternoon – only to be called away by frantic parents at the hospital. They were in ER with a child having seizures. Monday morning he was questioning Continue reading

Help is at the Door

Baby bottles and dishes littered the kitchen counter. Miniature clothes covered the family room floor – some the toddlers thought it fun to take off, others were escapees from a basket of unfolded laundry. Sounds of chaos cluttered the air. A Thomas the Tank Engine DVD grew louder and louder as the twins tried to drown out the 2 month olds’ cries on the baby monitor. Sitting on the couch, silent, dazed and buried under it all… Continue reading