Still Saturday: All Is Well


  Do not think, believer, that your sorrows are out of God’s plan; they are necessary parts of it. “Through many tribulations we must enter the kingdom.” (Acts 14:22) Learn, then, to “count it all joy . . . when you meet trials of various kinds.” (James 1:22) O let my trembling soul be still, […]

A Pebble in a Pond

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  I have a confession to make. I’m jealous of the Compassion bloggers who are in the Dominican Republic this week. I’ve been home from there a month now, having gone as one of the first bloggers on a sponsor tour. And I miss it! I miss the country. I miss the children. I miss […]

Compassion, Shaun Groves, and the Dominican Republic


  As I wrote yesterday, I’ve been trying to learn a little about the Dominican Republic before leaving… tomorrow. Yikes. In my searching, I stumbled on these Compassion International videos with Shaun Groves. They’re six years old now, but I’m guessing not much has changed–except the children, one child at a time. You don’t have […]

Still Saturday: Strength


There is a special strength that is born in solitude. Crows travel in flocks, and wolves in packs, but the lion and eagle are usually found alone. Strength is found not in busyness and noise but in quietness. For a lake to reflect the heavens on its surface, it must be calm. ~L.B. Cowman, Streams […]