Laura Rath (Iowa)
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Immediately the father of the child cried out, "I believe; help my unbelief!" - Mark 9:24 (NRSV)
My daughter has been sick for over two years. We’ve seen numerous doctors and specialists but have received few answers. Time after time, doctors have said they can’t help her. This situation makes it easy for me to relate to the father in Mark 9. Feeling worn down and helpless,...
"Many of us are used to the idea that we might speak to God or to Jesus. Maybe at times it feels like shouting into the darkness or whatnot, but it’s not hard to do—at least as an imaginative exercise. What’s harder—even imaginatively—is to try to hear Jesus speaking to us. Are we just making things up? Are we just using Jesus as a puppet to say whatever we want to hear?" READ MORE