With the economic crisis looming, I have sometimes stopped to wonder what it would be like to live through another Great Depression.  I remember my teachers in school assuring us that our economic gurus would never allow something like that to happen ever again — yet here we are, watching our representatives and senators working night and day through an emergency session to try to prevent a collapse of not just Wall Street, but also of Main Street. It is tempting to allow fear to take over, obsessing over the “what-ifs.”  God knew these kinds of things would happen, and … Continue reading Contentment

A remedy for emptiness

8Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share. 19In this way they will lay up treasure for themselves as a firm foundation for the coming age, so that they may take hold of the life that is truly life. These words from 1 Timothy 6 continue the instruction God gives those of us in America who are rich. If you are able to read this blog, then you are rich. Maybe you have two pennies in your pocket, but you are rich in education — someone somewhere gave you … Continue reading A remedy for emptiness