Belief versus Surrender

You believe that God is one; you do well. Even the demons believe -- and shudder." James 2:19, RSV My grandpa passed away in July after a long battle with dementia and heart problems. A nun who walked closely with him through the last years of his life spoke at his funeral about how he … Continue reading Belief versus Surrender

When Life is Bad, God is Still Good

"You are good, good, oh, you are good, good, oh." The worship leader crooned out these lyrics while the congregation around me joined their voices in uplifted praise to a Good God. I crossed my arms and fought back bitter tears. I closed my eyes and lifted my head. "You are not good. I will … Continue reading When Life is Bad, God is Still Good

Why?

"In this world you will have trouble.  But take heart!  I have overcome the world."    John 16:33 Whether due to my awareness or the reality of the current world situation, it seems to me lately there is so much pain and suffering.  There are five members of my family currently in the midst of … Continue reading Why?