What to do When You’re Afraid

What to do When You’re Afraid

The year 2020 is over and gone. I can’t believe I am well and my family is safe. I am truly thankful for the blessing of health and safety. For me, 2020 was full of uncertainties and I realized that I feared losing my life. As a nurse working in a hospital setting, I am aware of the risk of acquiring certain diseases because of being exposed to var

Grace and Peace: God’s Plan of Multiplication

Grace and Peace: God’s Plan of Multiplication

Former NAD President Charles Bradford once said: “The threat of hanging wonderfully clears the mind.” How apropos to a generation that ironically believes in its own invincibility yet is surrounded by harbingers of a dark night in world history. This is not a cynical or nihilistic statement, but an observation of the current political upheavals, ca

Anxious . . . For Nothing?

Anxious . . . For Nothing?

Several years ago we had a woodpecker living in one of the beautiful big pecan trees in our front yard. There’s one thing I know about woodpeckers: they peck wood. So it was no surprise to me to constantly hear this little guy hard at work on my tree. Very rarely did I see him, but I heard him—like a small pernicious jackhammer—destroying my tree.