Ebenezer We live in a time where information is broadcasted everywhere, competing to get your attention. We set alarms and reminders about important things we don’t want to miss. This was true in ancient times as well, but they didn’t have smart phones, calendars, books and alarms. They piled stones and built alters. The people… Read More
Last winter my husband and I took advantage of a great deal—$50 roundtrip airline tickets from Iowa to Florida. We quickly secured a corresponding opening at a St. Augustine resort included in our vacation package. “Thank you, God, for this affordable break just when we needed it.” It was warm. It was beautiful in a way… Read More
Samuel then took a large stone and placed it between the towns of Mizpah and Jeshanah. He named it Ebenezer (which means “the stone of help”), for he said, “Up to this point the Lord has helped us!” 1 Samuel 7:12 Happy New Year!
I can’t fix it, change it, or make it go away; It’s here to stay, to run its course for better or worse. What do we do with things that make us sad–especially the cloud bringers that we have no power to affect? What if it’s something important, life-changing, or dangerous,… Read More
God is beyond my understanding. God is beyond anything we can ever hope to comprehend. He IS. And God–our creator–loves us as a family and as individuals in that family. He loves you. He loves me. We have His promise of that love. And in hard times I cling to that promise, look back on… Read More