“Hello, God, Are You There?”

“Hello, God, Are You There?”

I am recovering from thumb surgery, so this week I am sharing from my timeless blog classics. Enjoy! Learning to bend in life includes learning to hold tight when it feels like God goes silent. Hello? Hello, God, are you there? So goes the wondering when it comes to...
Waiting for the Dawn

Waiting for the Dawn

Lately I’ve found myself waiting for the dawn. For you non-morning people, dawn is the time of day when the sun starts to toss and turn in bed, sending out weak sunlight on the Earth. Sunrise is when the sun yawns and stretches and its leading edge pokes above the...
Simple Patience

Simple Patience

Every day is an invitation for us to practice simple patience. But is patience ever simple? In the summer of 1983, my impatience took an ugly turn in the middle of the Congo. In the middle of a missions trip showing the JESUS film in remote villages. (I know you’re...
Hold On a Bit Longer

Hold On a Bit Longer

My words to you today: hold on a bit longer. Keep digging deep. Keep bending. Life will turn around . . . eventually. Lest this sound like a rah-rah pep talk while you’re wading in thick muck in the trenches, keep on reading. I would like to introduce you to a woman...
We Can Make It

We Can Make It

For some people, stating “we can make it” is not just an empty rah-rah phrase. Gracia Burnham is one of these people. Twenty years ago on May 27, 2001, Martin and Gracia Burnham were celebrating their anniversary at a resort off Palawan Island, the...