Give Me the Simple Life: Being in Community

Give Me the Simple Life: Being in Community

The following is a devotion written by author Philip Yancey for The Daily Bread, RBC: Winston Churchill once said that he related to the church rather like a flying buttress: He supported it from the outside. (A flying buttress is an external support that reinforces...
Give Me the Simple Life: Being in Community

Give Me the Simple Life: Star Gazing

Last week’s Simple Life post reminded me of another simple truth inspired by star gazing. A few years ago on election day, I had the following conversation with an Old Order Amish Bishop: Samuel: “Hello, Suzanne. I was going star gazing tonight and stopped...
Give me the Simple Life: Starry, Starry Night

Give me the Simple Life: Starry, Starry Night

I read recently that, in Hebrew tradition, naming something meant that you had an intimate knowledge of it. About the same time, I came across this beautiful verse written by an ancient psalmist: “He determines the number of the stars and calls them each by...

Give Me the Simple Life: Bless Those Who Curse You

I came across an amazing story on Public Radio about a little boy with more wisdom than most of us. Terrance, who at the age of 11, was being bullied at school. A slight boy, only about 4′ tall, was the object of ridicule at his school. You can hear in his voice how...

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