A Word of Grace – November 9, 2015

Dear Friends, My son drives me through the Illinois countryside. Yellow corn stubble speckles black earth fields. Beeches and maples are golden under a true blue and white sky. Geese and ducks dot the gray-green marshes. The hay is rolled and bagged in pastures emerald green even in November, just past harvest. Our west-coast acclimated

A Word of Grace – October 26, 2015

Dear Friends, Readers send me notes about their struggles to discern God’s will for their lives. “If I only knew what he wants me to do,” is a frequent plaint. That’s no surprise. Christian bookstores are packed with books and DVDs on how to know, how to overcome, how to accomplish, how to love, how