Goodbye Groaning

Goodbye Groaning

About an hour before 20 ladies were to arrive at our home for a bridal shower, my wife noticed dripping water inside our freezer and water leaking from our clothes washer into the basement. These abrupt reminders that we live in a fallen and falling apart world are...
Grateful Groaning

Grateful Groaning

On December 30, 2020, I became a statistic—I contracted Covid-19. I spent the next 14 days enduring the nasty effects of this pandemic perpetrator in isolation in our basement. I was thankful that I wasn’t hospitalized, that I survived, and that I gained some...
Attitude Matters

Attitude Matters

“Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms—to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances…” (Victor Frankl) Difficulties are inevitable—a shocking diagnosis, a problem child, financial hardship, betrayal, a freak...
Thanksgiving, Even in Tribulation

Thanksgiving, Even in Tribulation

At Thanksgiving our family shares the usual list of what we are thankful for—good health, family, the delicious food, and so on. Our list, while accurate, is often deficient. In 1 Thessalonians 5:17 Paul admonishes the believers—those who are “in Christ” by virtue of...