The thorns of the wildflower for today remind us of the “high cost” of love. Love is not all smiles because all relationships have ups and downs. The deepest intimate relationship may be interrupted by death, divorce, misunderstanding, illness and relocation. However, the love that God shows…
Christianity is not alone in the claim that there is only one way to God. The claim to exclusivity is a claim of every religion — including the normally inclusive eastern religions.
Before we jump to speculations about heaven, we need to face the simple reality that for us and for everyone we know – indeed, for everyone who exists – our existence on this earth will cease. We will die.
A newspaper once asked its constituents to answer the question, “What’s wrong with our world?” They received many answers from many people giving their various opinions regarding the source of our world’s problems.
Two months after her heroic husband was killed on United Flight 93, Lisa Beamer was asked to say a few words at a Women of Faith Conference in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. You remember that Lisa was the 32-year-old widow of Todd Beamer, who was one of those killed trying to overcome the terrorists on September 11, 2001.
The American College of Physicians recommends that average-risk women between ages 50 and 74 should undergo breast cancer screening with mammography every other year, instead of every year.
People who have lived on a farm know how dependent each family is upon the harvest of whatever vegetables, fruits, and grains were produced each year.
Over these last number of weeks, I have been writing about my belief that the complex problems we experience in our world are but symptoms of the root problem; a fallen human heart.
Black-eyed Susan, native to North America, had its beginning on the Great Plains from Eastern Colorado to the Mississippi River, from Oklahoma into the Canadian provinces.
I wonder if the biggest issue we face today is a lack of imagination. We get stuck in rigid patterns, thinking that there is only one way to approach any challenge.
It was a quick, foolhardy decision born of a country girl who wanted to see more of the world than pasture fences, cows and hayfields. I came to regret it during all the nights I cried, homesick for all of that as well as the bullfrogs, crickets and dirt roads.
The complex problems of our world, crime, hate, prejudice, rape, carjackings, drive by shootings, terrorism, robbery, burglary, you name it, all have a common source. Jesus identifies that source for us.
When we look for those examples of love, when we become those examples of love, be ready for what can happen to our lives. Be ready for what can happen to our world.