I thought about you today. Yes, you. I may not know your name, but I thought about you. You are a single parent trying to get yourself and children out the door for work and school. Just like yesterday, you know you forgot something. You see all these back to school posts, and wish deeply … Continue reading Thinking of You
I am writing as I am thinking this morning. These are my thought as I think about the tragedy that unfolded in Orlando this past Sunday in the dark hours of the morning. Tragedy is the only way to describe what happened. I do not know all the details, but apparently a lone gunman entered at nightclub … Continue reading Uncertainty to Certainty
Every family has certain needs. That is a "no-brainer." Some of these needs are basic physical needs such as: food, clothing, and shelter. In the aftermath of earthquakes, fires, tornadoes, and flooding rivers these basic needs are in an immediate state - people need these needs met as soon as possible. Yet there are other … Continue reading A Needy Family or Not
We closed the last article mentioning our FINAL STORM of life. That final storm of life; the last storm we face. It may result from a physical literal storm or a physical figurative storm. That storm is what the Hebrew writer describes in Hebrews 9:27, “. . . it is appointed for man to die … Continue reading When Tragedy Strikes: Building on a Solid Foundation
In this series we noticed that: Bad Happens Because we Live in a World Cursed by Sin. Bad Things Happen Because of Satan's Continued Activity in the World. But what do we do when tragedy strikes? How can we survive what are seemingly catastrophic events? Jesus will tell us that how we build our life … Continue reading When Tragedy Strikes: How Can I Survive?
Friday we discussed that bad happens because we live in a world cursed by sin. A second observation is that Bad Things Happen Because of Satan's Continued Activity in the World. I hear people say “Everything happens for a reason.” They say that as a statement of faith that indicates that they are trying to … Continue reading When Tragedy Stikes: Why Do Bad Things Happen – Part 3
From Thursday's blog: Many times when storms or tragedy strike, we find ourselves asking a question similar to this, “Why do bad things happen to good people?” I am not sure that anyone can satisfactorily answer that question for everyone. But the Bible does give us the answer, an answer that requires a strong faith … Continue reading When Tragedy Strikes: Why do bad things happen?
I was in seventh grade in 1979 when I first realized the personal impact of a tropical storm. Hurricane Frederic redeveloped in the Gulf of Mexico and was headed in our general direction. By the morning of September 12, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration labelled Frederic as a Category 4 Hurricane with sustained winds … Continue reading When Tragedy Strikes
Saturday, January 23, 2010, hours after Haitian officials called off search and rescue efforts, volunteers found a survivor. Eleven days after the magnitude 7 earthquake destroyed Port-au-Prince, rescuers removed Wismond Exantus from the wreckage of the hotel where he worked. Inquired about his survival, Wismond said he lived on “Coca-Cola and tiny little things” he … Continue reading Surviving Tragedy