Winter Prayer: A Cry for Relief when Hope Is Frozen

Winter Prayer: A Cry for Relief when Hope Is Frozen

Reading Time: 2 minutesA WINTER PSALM As winter yearns for spring,  As a frozen river anticipates thaw, O Lord,  We wait on you, Longing for release  From this illness, loss,  Isolation, and uncertainty. Their cold claws tear at us. Tears form icicles on our faces,...
In the Midst of Pain, How Can You Be Sure God Loves You?

In the Midst of Pain, How Can You Be Sure God Loves You?

Reading Time: 5 minutesOne of the persistent questions I hear from unbelievers and believers alike is: How can a loving God remain silent in the face of starvation, disease, war, and injustice? Divine silence dictates that God must not care or is not even there. When...
Why Getting Dirty Is Healthy For You

Why Getting Dirty Is Healthy For You

Reading Time: 3 minutes  Once upon a time, in fairy tales, the woods were filled with monsters. Peril hid in every shadow. Wolves, trolls, witches, and dragons stalked the wilderness. The wild represented evil.  But if that was ever true, it isn’t now. At least...