RETREAT OR ENGAGE?

Like it or not, tragedy is part of life. We’ve seen and heard the tragic stories from Oklahoma and other parts of the midwest as tornadoes wrecked destruction, injury, and death. In Houston four firemen lose their lives while searching for people to save in a 5-alarm motel fire. An airplane with 239 passengers disappears, a ferry loaded with high school students capsizes, a teenager walks into an elementary school with a gun and kills innocent children. The question of “Why?” always comes to mind. Why would a loving God allow such destruction, such heartache? As a former elementary school teacher I was especially touched by the deaths of seven students in Moore, OK. and the deaths of so many first grade students in Newton, CN. How many times have I spent time in...

“God’s Ways Are Always Best”

“God’s Ways Are Always Best”

My husband had miraculously survived being hit head-on by an 18 wheeler on a rural Texas highway on January 18, 1989. It had taken 5 1/2 hours for him to finally arrive at Hermann Memorial Hospital in Houston. His right kneecap was shattered, his left arm had been lying on the back seat, four inches of femur from his left leg had been ejected from his body and thrown out of the car never to be found. Those injuries were catastrophic themselves but now 17 days later we faced an even more dangerous situation. Following what was suppose to be a minor surgery, he developed double pneumonia. Due to the massive injuries to his legs there was no way to elevate him in order to provide the needed breathing treatments. Don got worse and worse each day. The ICU staff, his...