Something for the Children #20: Hopeless, Old Shoes

old shoes

Hopeless, Old Shoes This week, I was in town and decided to drop off a small load of things to be recycled.  I pulled our van into the lane by all the truck-trailer-sized bins and got out.  First, I climbed … CLICK to continue…

Just Share!

I came across a cute, inspirational video online the other day. The basic message was that we all have something worth sharing–that the ideas that seem so obvious to our own minds may be nothing short of amazing to someone … CLICK to continue…

Mighty Sennacherib, King of Assyria – part 3 (conclusion)

Sennacherib king of Assyria stood outside the newly fortified walls of Jerusalem with his army, just waiting for his opportunity to take the city.  His record of victories said that Jerusalem was sure to be taken; but King Hezekiah was … CLICK to continue…

Something for the Children #19: Bits of Love

stir-fry with a small heart-shaped onion

Bits of Love We all know that we live in a world where not all things are good. There are bad things, too.  A lot of things have gone wrong because of sin–thorns and pinchers and poisonous plants, to name … CLICK to continue…

Mighty Sennacherib, King of Assyria – part 2

The mighty Sennacherib, king of the Assyrians, was camped with his army outside the walls of Jerusalem.  He was certain of a victory—all human reasoning said Jerusalem was hopeless.   King Hezekiah, however, had more than human reasoning on his side … CLICK to continue…

Mighty Sennacherib, King of Assyria – part 1

“…Sennacherib king of Assyria came, and entered into Judah, and encamped against the fenced cities, and thought to win them for himself.” (II Chronicles 32:1) Hezekiah was the son of the wicked king Ahaz; but Hezekiah chose rather to model … CLICK to continue…

Does God Delight in Misery?

Dirt Feet by Michael Douglas Bramwell 2009 (Creative Commons Attribution license) - flickr.com

In response to a recent post from the Hasten Home blog, a serious question was presented.  It is a question that it seems is not all that uncommon and which certainly deserves an answer.  The question is namely this: “Doesn’t God … CLICK to continue…