Now Jesus summoned His disciples and said, “I have compassion on the crowd, because they’ve already stayed with Me three days and have nothing to eat. I don’t want to send them away hungry; otherwise they might collapse on the way.” – Matthew 15:32 Jesus had compassion.  He loved being with people.  He encouraged them.  He fed them.  The miraculous feeding of thousands of people is the only miracle recorded in all four gospels, except for the Resurrection.  It wasn’t the raising of the dead or healing the blind that captured the attention of so many people.  It was feeding them. This event would be equivalent today of filling an entire stadium with people, who have come to hear […]
“Maggie darted about like a black-stockinged bird, in search of wood for the fireplace. She and her grandmother lived at the edge of a lonely cranberry bog in New England, and the winds were cold at the edge of the sea.”  (Cranberry Thanksgiving, Wende and Harry Devlin, 1971) These words were magical to me as young child.  They are the beginning of the classic children’s book, Cranberry Thanksgiving, by Wende and Harry Devlin.  First written in 1971, the book had a huge impact on me as a child, and I never forgot its meaning or its captivating pictures.  As a 7-year-old girl, I was already old enough to know the world could be a confusing place.  People could be unkind, though I didn’t know why.  Some […]

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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.