Out of the Mouths of Babes

The events in Charlottesville, VA and the response out of the Oval Office have left me feeling angry, helpless, and emotionally fraught. It’s hard to get work done, and I’m snippy and less compassionate than those close to me deserve. I woke up this morning hoping I could shake it off and buckle down to the job of trying to make the world a better place, but not having a lot of confidence in my ability to make a difference.

 Then came a private Facebook message from a woman named Judy who bought my book Rumplepimple for her grand children. Some months ago she sent video of the kids reading it, and she’s kept in touch since then. We accidentally sent her an extra copy of the book recently, and she’d planned to send it back.

 Here’s what the message said:

Read the rest of this piece on The Huffington Post...


  1. In the night before he died, Jesus lifted the cup at the Last Supper and said, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood” (Luke 22:20). In other words, he died to bring that prophetic vision into reality. He died to give us new hearts. If we look to him as the place where all our sins are punished, and everlasting joy is secured, we will be new. And in that newness, “there is not Greek and Jew, circumcised and uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave, free; but Christ is all, and in all” (Colossians 3:11). That is the end of every legacy of disunity. ~Desiring God


Post a Comment