I wonder how many people got up and walked away from the crowd when Jesus started talking about adultery and divorce during his Sermon on the Mount. It’s fine to talk about Blessings and Salt and Light, but now Jesus comes to this part of his sermon. Some people may have even mumbled, “Who does this guy think he is to tell me how to run my life!” Oh wait…. If Jesus is who he said he was – the Son of God and the one who would die for our sins to keep us from going to hell – then what he says truly matters. This is the direct voice of God. We have all wished for God to speak to us at times, and Jesus does just that. The subject of […]
Someone challenged me recently to “stop, drop and roll” every morning when I get out of bed. They were referring to living a life of prayer, whereby we should stop as soon as we rise in the morning, drop to our knees on the floor, roll over to face the bed and begin our day with prayer to God before doing anything else. I decided to give this a try. However, I am not much of a morning person. The first few times, my knees popped and cracked as I immediately fell out of the bed and onto the floor. I rolled over to face the bed, put my head down… and fell back asleep. It seemed like a great idea but was not working too […]
I sat in my favorite seaside restaurant enjoying a platter of fried catfish and hush puppies. The food was delicious but I had to hold back the tears as my husband and I adjusted to a “table for two” instead of a “table for three”, now that our son was away in college. I thought I would burst out crying when the hostess asked me, “How many for dinner?” I wanted to stop and tell her all about my wonderful son who used to come with us. I can still feel my husband rolling his eyes behind me. As I enjoyed the food in the unusual quietness of our table, I suddenly remembered why I always liked to order the catfish. It was a comforting […]
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Sue McCusker is a writer, Bible teacher, and web developer who loves to share the stories of life, hope, and faith 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.