I contribute five devotions to each issue of Living Faith. Yesterday’s – July 5:
I will rather boast most gladly of my weaknesses, in order that the power of Christ may dwell with me.
– 2 Corinthians 12:9
Late last fall, my two youngest sons and I gathered with dozens of others in a parking lot on the east side of town.
We were given mesh bags and placed in front of huge boxes of sweet potatoes. Our task? To bag up the tubers collected by the modern-day gleaning group for distribution to the needy.
One of my sons asked, “Why don’t they sell these in stores?” I pointed out that these were oddly shaped, they were too big, they were too small. They were imperfect and, in a way, “weak.” More
But some doubt is indeed a response to mystery. Thomas witnessed Jesus’ suffering and his terrible, demeaning execution. But now he’s alive? And truly the Messiah? How?
As a consequence of some ill-considered decisions by a nine-year-old, I recently spent five hours in a hospital’s emergency room. More.
I have never climbed a real mountain and have no strong desire to. But I have ambled among hills, some of which might come close to being mountains and sometimes feel that way, depending on what kind of shape I’m in. More
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