Hoping for a Better World Than John Lennon Ever Imagined

Hoping for a Better World Than John Lennon Ever Imagined

Looking for Jesus   Hankow, China, mid–1930s. A missionary family is having their morning devotions. Little Billy Clark listens with rapt attention as they read about the second coming of Christ in the Great Controversy: Soon there appears in the east a small black cloud, about half the size of a man's hand. It is the cloud which surrounds the

God the Husband: A Parable on Jeremiah 3

God the Husband: A Parable on Jeremiah 3

The man is haggard, dark circles under his bloodshot eyes; he has been crying. He is not sure when his wife last slept next to him. He has not slept much in her absence . . .   The following is a parable based on Jeremiah 3. But first, a brief introduction. Each time I read Jeremiah 3, I see the image in my mind of a distraught, rejected husba

Reflections on Jeremiah 2: Broken Cisterns

Reflections on Jeremiah 2: Broken Cisterns

I have a scrapbook full of all the ticket stubs, program notes, pressed flowers, and museum brochures that I collected while my husband and I were dating. Each slip of paper or withered petal reminds me of a particular moment, a place and time etched in my memory, tinged with all the happiness and excitement of romance. Sometimes I look over all th

Reflections on Jeremiah 1: A Fortified City

Reflections on Jeremiah 1: A Fortified City

I have been struggling to find my purpose in life. I think it has something to do with being a young MA graduate, recently relocated to a strange new town, overwhelmed by the task of finding a job in a much larger pond.   The struggle has impacted my devotions. I needed to read something reassuring that still related to my present state of cha