On February 13, 2014, Raleigh lay paralyzed under a blanket of snow and ice. My husband’s ride home from work that normally takes seventeen minutes had taken him more that five hours the previous afternoon. All night annoying beeps had signaled the power’s struggle to stay on. It finally gave up. In the morning, I looked out on a winter wonderland. But the beauty gave me no pleasure.…Continue
I climbed into bed longing for sweet sleep, but an uneasy feeling settled over me. Earlier that day I’d run into a friend I hadn’t seen for a while. She’d been kind but reserved. Had I offended her?
What’s going on? I wondered. Suddenly I knew. This was a dart from the enemy. As soon as I called it what it was, the accusations ceased. I sank into my pillow and slept.…Continue
Jewish tradition teaches that charitable giving creates a pathway for blessings to flow back to the giver, says Rabbi Daniel Lapin, author of Thou Shall Prosper. Jesus said, “It is more blessed to give than to receive.” But some efforts to help actually hurt the recipient. Steve Saint calls any effort to help the poor that attracts more people into poverty “dangerous…Continue