Friday Thankfulness: A Story of Faith

Editor’s Note: We would like to introduce you to Tamara Rowe as she shares with us her story of meeting Jesus. Tamara and her husband Pete attend UFC. She has recently gone back to work as a nurse, working part time during this pandemic. So, without further adieu, her story — and the many things she’s thankful for this week...

An Urgent, Intensifying Love

"Think of the most loving person you have ever known. How did she demonstrate love?" When I read this question in the “God Most Loving” chapter of "In His Image" this week (p. 42), I immediately thought of a woman who poured out unconditional love and goodness upon the very people who had brutally speared her husband to death deep within the rain forests of Amazonian Ecuador in 1956...

Holding One Another Up in Prayer

In Exodus 17, Moses along with Aaron and Hur watched from an overlooking hill as God’s people battled their enemies. As long as Moses’ hands were extended heavenward, the Israelites experienced victory. When Moses’ hands slumped from fatigue, the enemies began to route Israel. Thus, until the Amalakites were completely defeated, Aaron and Hur came alongside Moses and physically held up his hands when he could no longer do so on his own. The story in Exodus reminds me of a story from my friend, Kathleen Harwood...

Listening Hearts Produce Listening Ears — Part 2

LuAnn Wu writes today: My husband and I have had many conflicts as we pack up our 20-year-old house and decide what to keep and what to toss. Sometimes we handle these conflicts in a healthy manner, while other times we have to take timeouts and return to resolve them later when we are calmer. When attempting to resolve a disagreement, my tendency is to protect my own agenda, prove that I am right, and not listen well, but I am working to institute breaks when triggered, as discussed last week, and to listen well, which I will address today.