Surprised by God’s Response to Suffering

Surprised by God’s Response to Suffering By Susan Grittman Many people ask, “If there is a God, why doesn’t he do something about the relentless, ugly, deplorable suffering in our world? Does he not have the power to change things? Or does he not care?” Neither answer is consistent with what Christians have read in […]

Surprised by Rain

On my morning walk at 7:00, the rain came. First a drizzle and then steady rain.  It was such a delight to be caught in a summer rain.  I wouldn’t have placed myself in it on purpose, but it turned out to be gift. The walk in the rain brought back memories of hiking in […]

A Surprise of Nature!

I planted milkweed last summer knowing it attracts butterflies.  The five caterpillars that appeared on the milkweed this spring were very hungry and ate up all the leaves and as the children’s book The Very Hungry Caterpillar says, “They were still hungry.”  They must have “moved on.”  But I found one chrysalis on a nearby plant […]