Once, in a Bible study group, we were asked to share a recent passage that had impacted us. Since I had been reading through Proverbs, I knew immediately which verse I was going to use. I also knew it was going to raise a few eyebrows. “Where no oxen are, the crib is clean:
Summer is upon us, and many families are open to new adventures and challenges. If you’ve never considered the possibility of a short-term mission trip, now would be a good time to examine the options. It may be too late to make it happen this summer, but you could begin planning for next year.
My older daughter, Rachelle, our family naturalist, continually brought home rescue animals. Her finds ranged from baby birds to a scorpion or stinging caterpillar. If she had been able to capture any of the mice that were plaguing us, she probably would have lobbied to keep them as pets. One day she walked in, holding
Sarah, wife of Abraham, had a hard life. We hear of her triumphs: She overcame barrenness, was revered in death, and praised by New Testament writers. We also know of her dark moments: Her lack of faith and patience, her laugh of disbelief, and her harsh treatment of her maid. (See Genesis 12 –