By Debra Torres
Out of the early morning mist the deer bounded swiftly across the road far in front of our car. And I told my husband to watch so he wouldn’t miss its beauty.
But my appreciation quickly turned to alarm as I saw that the deer wasn’t alone.
Two twin fawns trailed her, and the mother obviously hadn’t factored in the extra time it would take for their little legs to get across the road.
Oncoming traffic was rapidly approaching and was almost upon the two little creatures when a car swerved and one fawn slipped and hit the pavement hard.
When I dropped my firstborn off at college a few months ago, I was amazed at how easy it actually was.
My mother had been very emotional when we brought my brother to school years ago, but for me, well, this college thing was a breeze.
Or so I thought.
What I didn’t understand about the whole separation process was that deep inside of me I had over 19 years of memories piled up.
There was the day I first met my son after a tough delivery. He was huge, handsome and hungry!
The day he first skinned his perfect little knee, played his first t-ball game, joined the basketball team and went to the prom.
I had been with this boy his whole life – through all the ups and downs – and it took my heart a few days to remember all that and then, boy did the waterworks kick in!
Tears would hit me at weird moments like when I ...
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Who is God? God is a loving Father who is available to help us through the tough times. He understands the deep workings of our hearts - even better than we do. He "gets" us. Because we can call Him, "Abba" or "Daddy," we have an even greater understanding of what it means to be His child. And, it helps us to be willing to entrust our own children to Him.
By Michel Sauret - Guest Post
In 2006, my wife told me she was pregnant. We weren’t married then.
We were both in college.
She had ambitious goals of becoming a federal agent, while I studied creative writing at the University of Pittsburgh.
I became scared. Terrified, actually.
I knew – in my heart, in my mind, in my soul – that we had committed adultery, and there were consequences to be paid.
People (even Christians, unfortunately) often question whether premarital sex constitutes as adultery. I think the clearest passage to address this question is when Jesus said, “I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart.” (Matthew 5:27 / NIV) The “woman” in question in this passage is obviously not one married to the man leering lustfully at her.
If “looking” constitutes adultery, how much more is physical intimacy?
Twelve (very emotional) weeks later, we lost the baby. ...
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Who is God Note:
Even in your darkest hour, Jesus is with you. Cry out to Him for help.
Be blessed today with a fresh understanding of who you are in Jesus Christ!
God, give this reader the courage to dig deep into Your living Word and discover Truth for themselves. Make this seeking heart brave so it can embrace You and experience Your presence.