First Glance: 2 Kings 4:8-37

Did I ask for a son, my lord?” she said, “Did I not tell you, ‘Don’t raise my hopes?’ (2 Kings 4:28) The first story of Elisha and the Shunammite woman is filled with life and joy. The woman extends the hospitality of her table and eventually has a room built to house the prophet.…

Blessed are the First Responders

Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God (Matthew 5:9) At just after nine AM on Monday morning, my fire pager went off. Ambulance needed. The dispatcher listed an address about 100 feet from our door. A woman is not breathing. In the year I have been on the local fire department,…