The reason we endure trials

Bricks

The other day my son was going on about bricks. He had seen a documentary and was eager to report that firing bricks in a kiln made a stronger product than merely drying them in the sun.My mind jumped to a stretch I spent in Uganda. Megan and I saw giant stacks of bricks along the roadside most everywhere we drove. To make them locals molded sloppy wet clay and set the shapes out to dry. Next they arranged a large makeshift kiln from the dry bricks, crammed it with wood, and set the fuel on … [Read more...]

Possessing an eager heart

possessing an eager heart

Reading the story of Abraham and his three angelic visitors, I was struck by the verbs. When Abraham saw the angels standing by the tree, Genesis 18 says that he "ran" to meet them. Once he got them settled, it says he "hurried" to Sarah to have her prepare bread for the guests, which he told her to do quickly. Next it says that he "ran" and selected a heifer for their meal.Just picture him: Abraham, an old man at this point, is hotfooting his way through the account, bolting this way, then … [Read more...]


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