• Encouragement,  Faith

    Fear in the Darkness

    Fear is a wilderness where the wild things live.  Creatures hide in the forests of our trials, watching, waiting.  They are our untamed thoughts teamed up with awful circumstances and attacking us savagely. We might question God, his Word, his…

  • Encouragement,  Faith

    Love versus Fear

    “I can’t make it, I can’t make it,” I hollered at Ken.  He lurched our car onto the shoulder of I-80, somewhere in the middle of Iowa.  Thank God, there’s lots of pigs and corn in Iowa cause I sure…

  • Encouragement,  Faith

    Hard Times Part Three

    When Ken first entered the insurance field, we went without any incoming salary for five long months.  We drained our savings, racked up credit cards, and I panicked daily.   Novices to such financial lack , we felt a sense of…

  • Faith

    Illogical Faith

    “Hang on…. isn’t that Sharon Skinkle?” “Didn’t she just graduate a couple years ago?” “What the……? “ I tried to pretend I didn’t hear the student mutterings from the director’s platform on my first day of student teaching in my…