By Cindy Koch - In the middle of the night, in the depth of darkness, an old feeling may overtake us. It’s always been there, but hidden away for those particularly terrible times. It creeps from our bowels, tossing and turning the bile up into our throats. Until finally, suddenly, it shatters into a million … Continue reading Don’t Fear? God says different.
By Cindy Koch - They shouldn’t scare me, but I find myself hiding from them. Smugly sauntering into any situation, armed with a knowing glare. They hold up their heads high, bold and unashamed. Stepping over the weak and lowly, they collect respect and fear from the quiet stares that follow their path. They flash … Continue reading Proof Text Mafia
By Cindy Koch - I know what you want, because I want it too. Sunshine, relaxing days, preferably on the beach, surrounded by those whom you love, cared for by those who love you. Obedient children, kind and devoted parents, trustworthy friends, and a spouse who makes you complete. A deeper meaning in this life … Continue reading Shiny, Happy Life
By Cindy Koch - Veteran parents confirm one of the greatest fears I have as a mother. To be sure, there are many fears that come along with the care of our own little ones. Mostly immediate, are they healthy and polite? Are they on track to graduate and behaving when you are not around? … Continue reading Kids Gone Astray
By Cindy Koch - What a question. It has been pondered throughout the ages, and the arguments go back and forth. God gives his man and woman companionship at the beginning of creation, but soon after, as a result of sin, both man and woman feel the pain of this union. In Scripture, St. Paul … Continue reading Is it Better to be Married or Single?
By Cindy Koch - Some things hide deep behind all emotion. Some things dwell there that I never really had to think about. From the childhood memories, to the teenage explorations, to the adult reasoning, I have inexplicably known certain things about myself. And I’m sure everyone does. We live with ourselves—our thoughts, our reactions, … Continue reading What if You’re Wrong?
By Cindy Koch - Our children are hungry. Wide-eyed, they look up to you for a meal of daily bread. When it’s cold, they shiver and pull you close. When it’s dark, they search for your strong arm to comfort them. When they are given that Word of Life spoken to them, declaring them to … Continue reading Starving our Kids