First the Virus then the Flood-Part 2

The feet of Jesus walked through our neighborhood

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Catastrophic flood damage

It will be one month today that two dams on the Tittabawassee River failed¹ and our county was flooded. The estimated cost to more than 2,500 homes, businesses and non-profit organizations was Continue reading “First the Virus then the Flood-Part 2”

Answers to Prayer

Yes. No. Wait.

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Dear Friend — I love to hear the word “Yes!” When asking God for something everyone loves to hear “Yes.” Sometimes though, God’s answer is “Wait” or “No.” But all three answers are good, simply Continue reading “Answers to Prayer”

First the Virus then the Flood

What I learned going through a flood

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Torrential Rains of May 17 – 18, 2020.

Hi Friend — This has been quite a year. First, one child had serious health problems. Second, the other had serious personal issues. Then covid-19 hit. During covid-19 came the flood. And it is only May! Continue reading “First the Virus then the Flood”

The Ultimate Hope

Humans are “hardwired” to seek something greater

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Blue Tiger Butterfly

Dear Friend — In a word our ultimate hope is Jesus. Maybe you don’t know Jesus, personally. Maybe you wonder why He is considered the ultimate hope, above all others. Or perhaps you do know Jesus and in your Continue reading “The Ultimate Hope”

Our Dear Loco Governor

Another post inspired by the Coronavirus

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Michigan Governor Whitmer

Hi Friend — Well, she’s done it again. Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer has extended Michigan’s stay-at-home order another two weeks. Michiganders must now stay home until May 28. We will actually be at ho Continue reading “Our Dear Loco Governor”

Rainy Days & Mondays

You’re human. It’s OK

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Rainy Days

Dear Friend – Do rainy days and Mondays get you down?¹ How does “being down” fit with being a Christian? This blog is named BeYeGlad! Rest assured I’m not Pollyannaish. Being a Christian isn’t all swe Continue reading “Rainy Days & Mondays”

Blog Transformation Underway

A letter to my readers

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Dear Friend — Life can become unbearably difficult at times. When it does then what? I can look to myself. I can look for escape. I can look to others. I can look to politicians. Really, this list is en Continue reading “Blog Transformation Underway”

Good News | Covid-19

Inspiring stories in discouraging times

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Spring is the season of hope. Amidst the disheartening coronavirus news there is good news. The following are some inspiring stories that will help encouraging you in otherwise discouraging times. Continue reading “Good News | Covid-19”

Assault Rifles at Political Rallies

Coronavirus random thoughts – 4

man wearing jacket carrying a gunLast week, just before 5pm, we received an emergency announcement from the Governor of Michigan. It came as three loud beeps on our cell phones. Scared us to death Continue reading “Assault Rifles at Political Rallies”

Why a Loving God Allows Suffering

More questions from coronavirus

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Why does a loving God allow suffering? Inadvertently, my last post answered this question, at least in part. To begin with it must be understood that people, not God, are the source Continue reading “Why a Loving God Allows Suffering”

Is God Judging Us?

Questions about the Coronavirus

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While praying for the sick and infected this thought came to me, “What if the COVID-19 virus is the judgment of God on the nations?” Is it God’s will to heal and help? To sustain bodies and spirits? Continue reading “Is God Judging Us?”

Christian Books, Authors and Culture

Profits most important to publishers

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Once upon a time Christian fiction was clean and wholesome. While the literary world went crazy with its content Christian fiction was out of harm’s way. Then author Jody Hedlund Continue reading “Christian Books, Authors and Culture”

What If Paul Lived Today?

Thoughts on God, the Scriptures and the culture

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There are Bibles today that reflect the culture. There are pastors and Christian writers today who reflect the culture. If Paul the apostle were living today would his writing reflect the culture? Continue reading “What If Paul Lived Today?”