A plane is hijacked and is rammed into a building. Concertgoers are gunned down during a band’s performance. A bridge collapses at the height of rush. Two young teenaged girls go for a hike in the woods and are savagely murdered. An earthquake strikes a poor country,...
On the road

On the road

Jesus: I am sending you on your way. Disciples: What will it be like on the way? Jesus: You will be like defenseless lambs among wolves. Disciples: What do we take with us? Jesus: Nothing. Disciples: Nothing?! Jesus: Don’t take anything with you that will make...
changing thoughts and actions #40acts blog

changing thoughts and actions #40acts blog

I have to admit that #40acts is a challenge.  Every day there is something new to think about, and many, if not all of the Acts require changes in thinking or acting, and that’s not always easy. Day 1 got me praying for guidance on how to live a “generous life”. On...
I was prepared: #40acts blog

I was prepared: #40acts blog

I didn’t feel as if I had any great ideas for the Day 2 challenge – to be prepared to offer help. I wished I had a creative idea of things to gather up and keep on hand. However, I remembered that, similar to the story told that day, I have often thought...