Rainbow of Friendship

Whenever the rainbow appears in the clouds, I will see it and remember the everlasting covenant between God and all living creatures of every kind on the earth. Genesis 9:16 (NIV)

No matter what you do, you will never find the end of a rainbow; you can’t see where it starts, either. But I can tell you about the beginning of mine.

Believe it or not, I was a very strange child. While other little girls played with Barbies and wore ruffles and lace, I grubbed around in the sandbox

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Holding Hands

But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved. Ephesians 2:4-5 (NIV)

All you need is love.

The Beatles sang it. Fairy tales promote it. The whole world seems to believe it. And I bought into the half-truth before Ken and Barbie bought their first Dream House―when I grew up, I wanted to be a wife.

That might sound endearing, but it’s not so attractive in

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God’s Plan Works

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV)

Dunkin Donuts ran a memorable television commercial in the 1980s featuring Fred the Baker, who shuffled out of his house in the morning grumbling, “Time to make the donuts.” In the evening, he’d return home―this time muttering, “Made the donuts.” He gave the impression of being so tired and miserable. And when I think of work, that commercial

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