My first experience after arriving in Bangkok was the taxi driver who was taking me from the airport to my hotel, at 1 AM, after having been in an airplane for 24 hours.  He got us lost.  We wandered through the dark and narrow one-way streets of Bangkok, circling around and around, looking for my hotel.  It is supposed to be a large, well-known American hotel chain.  How could he not find it?  “It must be on a main road,” I said.  “I’m sure there is a large entrance sign leading up to it…”, my voice trailing off as I look around at the streets that appear to be nowhere close to where we should be.  That was my first cultural surprise.  I was expecting large […]
“Don’t be afraid, but keep on speaking and don’t be silent.  For I am with you, and no one is going to attack and harm you, because I have many people in this city.” – The Lord said to Paul in a night vision. (Acts 18:9-10) What if Paul had not listened, or had not traveled as much as he did? God’s people are everywhere.  His angels are everywhere.  Jesus is not limited to our earthly space or rules.  Jesus is living, always with us in our hearts and souls, and he extends his Saving Grace to everyone who sincerely asks. Tomorrow I will be boarding a plane to Asia.  I am excited to get to see some of God’s people from the other side of the […]
“What is truth?” Pontius Pilot famously asked of Jesus. (John 18:38) “Is this true?” the high priest asked of Stephen before he was martyred. (Acts 7:1) Stephen’s response and final speech, where he explains all things from the beginning, is recorded in Acts 7. “…And when they heard these things, they were enraged in their hearts and gnashed their teeth at him. But Stephen, filled by the Holy Spirit, gazed into heaven. He saw God’s glory, with Jesus standing at the right hand of God, and he said,  “Look! I see the heavens opened and the Son of Man standing at the right hand of God!”  Then they screamed at the top of their voices, covered their ears, and together rushed against […]

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Sue McCusker is a writer, teacher, and web developer who loves to share the stories of life and hope she sees around her every day. She has written for Guideposts and Angels on Earth magazines, and teaches the story of God in women's Bible study. Her passion is connecting technology with faith to produce good.