A Door of Hope

Teresa Poucher  Who couldn’t use a door of hope right now?  We have hopes things will get better.  Spiritually, we know God will pour out of His Spirit in the last days.  The former and the latter rain together.   What has to happen first?  If we would read Hosea chapter 2, it will give us a good idea.   “…and she went after her lovers, and forgat me,Continue reading “A Door of Hope”

False Alarm

Teresa Poucher  Some 38 years ago, my husband and I and our children went to the DMV in Baton Rouge. My boys had to be around 2 and 4 years old.  I don’t know if they had computers then, so the lines were slow-moving and crazy long.  My husband got in line while I corralled my children in the lobby.  While I was managing them,the oldest pulled the fire alarm.  Oh my!  IContinue reading “False Alarm”

More Than You Bargained For

Teresa Poucher       Don’t you love it when you get more than you bargained for?  It seems we are often looking to buy something, and it ends up costing more.  You buy a car — you mean it doesn’t have floor mats?  I like it when they fill it up with gas and give you free oil changes.  Maybe you went on aContinue reading “More Than You Bargained For”

Multitudes, Multitudes

Teresa Poucher   Immigrants are coming into the United States by the millions.  My mother was an immigrant; she came from Germany.  She was born in 1935, so she has memories that could give us nightmares.  Yes, she remembers Hitler, and she overheard Nazis telling Jews to go to the train stations where they would take them to a better place.     I’m thankful forContinue reading “Multitudes, Multitudes”

Hope for the Hopeless

Teresa Poucher   If one has been in church for even a year, you will hear “faith, hope, and charity.”  You’ve heard it preached many times: God is love!  There are many what we call faith preachers.  When was the last time you heard someone preach on hope?     “And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of theseContinue reading “Hope for the Hopeless”

Go ahead and Invest

Teresa Poucher   I have arrived; I am officially a senior.  Like most people at this age, I’ve begun taking inventory of my life.  What have I accomplished?  It doesn’t bother me that I’ve never had a high-paying job, maybe because I didn’t have a higher education.  Sometimes, what the world calls success is vanity.  King Solomon speaks of this in the first chapter of Ecclesiastes.   I’m thinking about a familiar passageContinue reading “Go ahead and Invest”