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Melody’s Life Savings – part 1

In late May of 2001, our newly 12 year old daughter, Melody, showed disturbing signs of illness.  She had had a low grade fever the day before and seemed a bit weak.  This day her temperature spiked to 104 degrees Fahrenheit and a thin walled blister, the size of a large pea, appeared on her […]

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Joy Based On Truth

Someone made a comment to me recently that “whatever (religion) makes people feel better is okay.”  I was struck by the insecurity and disappointment of such false hopes.  To try to hope because one must believe something  is like walking out over a gorge on an illusion of a bridge.  Hope must have a basis […]

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80,000 to 1

This is the 50 meter outdoor public pool that the kids and I have gone swimming at about twice a week since we´ve lived in Tienmu.  It is about a 10 minute walk to get there.  Are you seeing a pattern here?  It is next to the park where to section of walking path closest […]

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