• Finding Hope in the Big Picture
    Book Corner

    Joseph’s Story – Finding Hope in the Bigger Picture

    I love Joseph’s story. Starting in Genesis chapter 35, it follows the story of someone for whom everything seemed to go wrong. Sold into slavery by his own brothers, accused of a crime he didn’t commit, then thrown in jail for years, poor Joseph’s life seemed like a mess. In the end, however, God used Joseph’s trials to save a nation and reunite a family. It’s such a motivational and inspiring story, and it can be used to teach so many things. Forgiveness, God’s tendency to turn bad into good, in fact, it’s even something of a mirror of Christ’s story. However, today I’m going to focus on another aspect…

  • Easter's Light - Hope on the horizon
    Stories!

    Easter’s Light – A (very late) Easter Poem

    Easter’s Light By J. Elizabeth Black sky, cold wind. Dark days, dark nights. Frozen ground, bleak land. Our broken hearts are aching, aching as the world falls apart. And as the man we admired, nails now piercing each hand, Is hung on a cross, until breath leaves his lungs and beating flees his heart. And in a cave they put him, for him a tomb so bleak and bland. Surely the world cannot go on, nor it’s heavenly path restart. Yet that is not the end, for on the horizon I see a light. Some frail hope reaches out, barely shining through the gloom. Brighter it grows, shining with brilliant…