In His Redemption, God Gives Us a New Name

by Heather Bock Little E wants us to call her by a new name--well, not exactly new--she wants us to call her by her real name, not by her shortened name. People, not thinking about the effect, have made fun of her name too many times. As a result, she wants to switch to her … Continue reading In His Redemption, God Gives Us a New Name

Do You Live in a Friendly City?

by Heather Bock I was teaching my adult English as a Second Language class the language of comparison and contrast, and the teacher’s book suggested the students compare the town in which they were raised in their home country with the town in which they now reside. I liked the idea, so I started a … Continue reading Do You Live in a Friendly City?

Love Not Less Than or More Than but Even Then

by Heather Bock When I reach the end of a day, and I mean the flat-out exhausted, can't think properly anymore, very end of a day (the way most of my days end), I sometimes have to face the reality that I haven't spent the amount of time in prayer I'd like to and/or I … Continue reading Love Not Less Than or More Than but Even Then