There have only been two times in my adult life that I have hit the proverbial “panic button”. The first time was when my toddler son got lost in Toys ‘R Us. I found him playing inside one of the plastic houses, but only after I had shut down the entire store in search for him. The second time was when he was a little older, and we were on the ski slopes in Colorado. We had just finished a hearty breakfast that morning in the ski lodge dining room, and we were planning our day on the slopes. John had progressed well in his skiing over the last few years and was anxious to try out some harder slopes. We had always […]
I first became aware of the phrase, “Keeper of the Stories” when I began to research lighthouses and their keepers. These men and sometimes women of yesteryear, also referred to as “Guardians of the Light”, were considered people of honor and respect though their work was very hard and lonely at times. They were in charge of saving ships in distress, sending out warning signals, and keeping the lights polished and in pristine working order, always ready for an approaching storm. An important part of the lighthouse keepers job was to keep the log books. Daily journals recorded the weather and the number and type of ships passing through their waters. But it also contained much more. The keepers detailed the stories of daily life at the lighthouse, important events of the […]
Have you ever met someone, perhaps a stranger in passing, who seemed a little out of character? It is most striking to me when I see someone who does not respond to a situation in the usual way we expect human nature to respond – whether it is by fear or surprise or curiosity. There will be something a little different about the person; something you can’t quite put your finger on, yet there is also a certain attractiveness to them. I imagine when Jesus walked on the earth, people had a similar reaction to him. Crowds followed him everywhere; people yearned to be close to him. You can’t fake that type of thing. I also believe that the most convincing evidence we have for God and His loving nature can be found in […]
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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.