Sustaining: Get Back Up

For though the righteous fall seven times, they rise again, but the wicked stumble when calamity strikes.  - Proverbs 24: 16 They rise again. I like this verse because it doesn't say that the righteous experience smooth sailing.  There is this idea that when bad things happen, it's because we are bad people.  But that's… Continue reading Sustaining: Get Back Up

Sustaining: Keep Going

When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you.  When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze.  - Isaiah 43:2 My faith has been built and strengthened by God's love… Continue reading Sustaining: Keep Going

Scars

When I was three, I was in a car accident.  My dad, mom, baby brother and I were headed either to or from home during the holidays.  My parents told me that a semi truck knocked our car off the road, and it slid down an embankment, turned upside down and spun to a stop. … Continue reading Scars