ASK FOR HELP—Learning the simplicity of prayer
“Prayer,” writes Eugene Peterson in his book Answering God, “is the language of the people who are in trouble and know it, and who believe or hope that God can get them out.” It’s safe to say that Jonah was a man in trouble when he prayed from inside the belly of a fish. Robert Osborne looks at Jonah’s prayer and offers some valuable thoughts on the simplicity of prayer. [Full content available to subscribers]
CAPTURING BEAUTY—A young photographer’s search for the handprints of God
Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, “Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything that is beautiful; for beauty is God's handwriting — a wayside sacrament. Welcome it in every fair face, in every fair sky, in every fair flower, and thank God for it as a cup of blessing.” Sarah Grace Powell discovered healing in that cup of blessing through the lens of her camera. Writing her story and seeing her art changed Lisa Hall-Wilson’s perspective on life as well. Perhaps it will do the same for you. [Full content available to subscribers]
INHERITING A FAMILY—Stories from a foster parent’s journey
Up until 2011, children in foster care were not even counted in Canada’s national census, and accurate numbers and statistics are still hard to come by. Is it any wonder that many of these kids feel like they don’t matter? Although most experts put the number of kids in foster care in Canada somewhere between 76,000 and 85,000, Linda Greenberg discovered the rewards of foster care one child at a time.
YOU DON’T ARGUE WITH SAFE—A daughter remembers the day her dad made it home
As a young girl, Patricia DeWit watched her dad wrestle with demons from his past. His constant inner struggle cast a dark shadow of sadness over her family. But one day all that changed. Patricia tells the story of the Sunday her dad stood up and made it safely home.
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