A Blessed People

 by Jennifer Woodley 

‘for Herod feared John, knowing that he was a righteous and holy man, and he protected him. When he heard John, he was greatly perplexed; and yet he liked to listen to him.’ Mark 6:20 (NRSV) 

Though King Herod was intrigued by John the Baptist’s words and ‘he liked to listen to him’, the hearing made no difference to Herod.

How to Live a Good Life? God’s Wisdom

Why do bad things happen to good people?
Why are bad/foolish people in power?
How do I make wise decisions?
What do I do when bad things happen to me, because of someone’s unwise (or evil) decision?
How can I live a good life?

Psalm 19: The heavens declare the glory of God

The heavens declare the glory of God;
the skies proclaim the work of his hands.–

Sitting at the mountain ledge, staring out into the lake below  me, I could feel the heavens declaring the glory of God.


by Aline Edson

“Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old, he will not depart from it.” Proverb 2:6

And yet Adam’s first son, Cain, murdered his brother Abel in cold blood. Gen 4:1-23

Light in the Darkness

“Come here…you have to see this!” 

I stepped outside into the summer night, “Look!” my husband exclaimed.  As my eyes adjusted, I could see a multitude of twinkling lights across the row of backyards.  It was dozens of fireflies, flashing on and off, sprinkling the night with magic.