Reflections on Suffering

The great Apostle Peter once wrote, “Therefore, let those who suffer according to God’s will entrust their souls to a faithful Creator while doing good” (1 Peter 4:19). Clearly Peter understood two very important things: when we do the will of God suffering may come (contrary to the whole health and wealth narrative), and God is faithful in the midst […]

Old Guys Rule: Naomi and the Balm that Heals Bitterness

The next stop in our series “Old Guys Rule” takes us to a precious older woman named Naomi. Her story is the story of many of us: an uneasy life made so because of the multiple traumas of death and destitution. By the end of the Book of Ruth—the Old Testament book that tells her story—she seems to be a […]

Old Guys Rule: Moses and Relentless Love

God’s written Word is full of seasoned men and women whose lives are worthy of a hard second glance. Moses rates among the very top of such a list of people. Numbers 21:4-9 paints for us a stunning picture of an elderly man pouring himself into the next generation, and doing so with an unconditional love and relentless grace that […]