(tree uprooted from a tornado that passed by our house) The foundation of a home is rarely noticed unless there is a problem.  But it makes all the difference.  At the end of Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount, he gives one final statement.  He doesn’t beg or threaten, he simply gives people a choice and the truth.   Matthew 7:24-29 ~ The Two Foundations   “Therefore, everyone who hears these words of Mine and acts on them will be like a sensible man who built his house on the rock.  The rain fell, the rivers rose, and the winds blew and pounded that house. Yet it didn’t collapse, because its foundation was on the rock. But everyone who hears these words of Mine and doesn’t […]
(one of the most photographed gates ~ built in 1888 in  St. Augustine, Florida) We live in an age of mob mentality and contradictions.  We, as a nation, cry out that all lives matter, which indeed they do, yet many will blindly follow a crowd by destroying and burning property and bringing harm to others.  Women scream for the right to do what they want with their own bodies, but individualism in others is not valued.  What I have noticed most in watching people on the news lately is that they are not thinking for themselves.  It’s a crowd mentality, and we have a fear of being left out of the crowd.  But Jesus warns us about being left out of the Kingdom.  He says we should not go to the wide gate where lots of people […]
  This has always been one of my favorite pictures.  I like it so much that I have a print of it hanging in my living room.  The picture doesn’t draw a lot of attention, but its presence is always there – quietly yearning, seeking, wondering, hoping, promising… We all have that same need – to know and to understand.  Jesus encouraged people to ask questions and search for the truth.  Only someone who does not have anything to hide will encourage questions.  In the Islam faith, people are told not to ask questions.  It is considered blasphemy.  But the truth has nothing to hide.  Love encourages dialogue and understanding. “Come and see,” was Phillip’s answer to Nathaniel’s question in John 1:46. “Can anything good come out […]

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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.