Trials

Theft: The Jewels of Forgiveness

Theft: The Jewels of Forgiveness

By Susan | January 7, 2020

And they that be wise
shall shine as the brightness of the firmament;
and they that turn many to righteousness
as the stars for ever and ever

                              — Daniel 12:3

 

Vicki had stayed at Penny’s house and babysat her little poodles. She was a long-time member of Penny’s church. They frequently sat side by side in Sunday School class.…

Money Woes: ¡Feliz!

Money Woes: ¡Feliz!

By Susan | January 7, 2020

(F)or the joy of the Lord is your strength.

— Nehemiah 8:10c

 

When Christians have a big problem that goes on and on and ON, we’re not supposed to strike back, cuss, kick the dog, stick pins in voodoo dolls, or any of that stuff. Revenge is forbidden. Hit men are out. Nunchucks, verboten.

 

All we can do is pray.

Infertility -- Getting the Picture

Infertility: Getting the Picture

By Susan | January 7, 2020

In my distress I called upon the Lord,
and cried unto my God:
he heard my voice out of his temple,
and my cry came before him,
even into his ears.

            — Psalm 18:6

 

He’s one of those salt-of-the-earth guys who is strong and stable,

Faithlessness: Will’s Glasses

Faithlessness: Will’s Glasses

By Susan | January 7, 2020

The blind receive their sight. . .

— Matthew 11:5a

 

He was the strong, silent type. He maintained a stiff upper lip. He wore cowboy boots. He was a manly man. His name was Will. It figures: he had a strong one. A strong will, that is.

 

Will had a lovely wife and adult kids who adored him.

Domestic Violence: Wife Beater!

Domestic Violence: Wife Beater!

By Susan | January 7, 2020

(We) have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty,
not walking in craftiness,
nor handling the word of God deceitfully;
but by manifestation of the truth
commending ourselves to every man’s conscience
in the sight of God.

                                                                      — 2 Corinthians 4:2