There is No Easy Button!

A Travel Guide for Life, Faith, and Relationships!   Standing at the counter in a local business supply store, I looked down to see an “Easy Button.” I was surprised these somewhat annoying things are still around, and I couldn’t resist the urge to hit the button.   “That was…

Struggling in the Aftermath

The disciples of Jesus had a horrible day the Saturday after the crucifixion. We view it as the period between the cross and Easter, but they didn’t see it that way or understand what we know in hindsight. The Jewish Sabbath was typically a day of rest, but this Sabbath…

Can Pain Become a Blessing?

One of the greatest Christian thinkers and authors of the 20th century, C.S. Lewis, published a book in 1940 entitled The Problem of Pain. In this masterpiece, Lewis claimed that pain is a problem “because our finite, human minds selfishly believe that pain-free lives would prove that God loves us.”…