Change of Plans!

In the fall semester of 2015, I accompanied my husband, Dan, and 19 Bethel University students on a trip to England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland and France. We thought that would be our final "England Term" trip before Dan's retirement in 2022. But God seems to have other plans for us. I had been praying for … Continue reading Change of Plans!

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Contemporary Pastor Reports Midday Acedia Attack

Acedia is the most burdensome of all the demons -- so says Evagrius of Pontus. Acedia attacks around midday (10 am to 2 pm for a monk who rose at dawn and went to bed at dark). Sometime after lunch, the day DOES seem to drag on forever....My early burst of energy is gone. The … Continue reading Contemporary Pastor Reports Midday Acedia Attack

“I Praise You that I am Fearfully and Wonderfully Made”

 "Nearly all the wisdom we possess, that is to say, true and sound wisdom, consists of two parts: the knowledge of God and of ourselves....the knowledge of ourselves not only arouses us to seek God, but also, as it were, leads us by the hand to find [God]" John Calvin wrote these words in 1536 … Continue reading “I Praise You that I am Fearfully and Wonderfully Made”