In the Stillness

Byron Leavitt Darkness, Suffering Leave a Comment

“Then said Jesus unto them, ‘Be not afraid.’ “(1) . . . Tornadoes ravage everything they touch. They rip apart lives. They rip apart landscapes. They devastate civilization. In the part of the world I live in, tornadoes are relatively, blessedly rare. Thanks to our position amidst mountains, we are more sheltered from them than much of the United States. …

There is Peace

Byron Leavitt Darkness, Light, Religion 1 Comment

The little boat flailed as thunder cracked the skies and lightning electrified the raindrops.  The waves thrashed and writhed like children on a temper tantrum as panic crawled down the throats of the boat’s crew and gripped their guts.  Turning to their master, the bedraggled crew cried out, “Master, Master, we are perishing!” Why did they have to yell at …