Lifelong Lessons

Beverly Tuitman

READ : Hebrews 11:1-16   On July 1 it will be six years since Mom went to be with the Lord. She was my teacher, confidant, encourager, friend, and I miss her. During her lifetime, Mom was always there for me. Even during her final months as she struggled with cancer, she would make me a pot of soup because she thought I was too busy. Mom taught me the many valuable lessons of how to live, laugh, love, forgive, …

Something Beautiful

Beverly Tuitman

READ : Luke 8:5-15   It was so awful looking. Everyone said that I should throw it away, but I was not about to give up on it without trying. It was a scrawny palm tree two or three feet tall that had been carelessly yanked out of the ground and tossed aside. No thought had been given to preserving its roots or saving the soil around them. By the time I got it, there were only four branches left. …

Handicapped

Beverly Tuitman

READ : Psalm 62:1-8   “You’re too busy. You should quit your job,” my family said. I tried, but the thought of the smiling faces of the children where I work kept tugging at my heart and drawing me back. “Elim” in the Bible is a place of refreshing. That’s what Elim Christian School for handicapped persons has become for me. In this sad/happy place, God speaks to me as I watch Him touch these special children with His love. …

Greedy

Beverly Tuitman

READ : Philippians 4:6-13   Blue herons are unusual birds and not seen very often by our family. As we sat eating lunch that day by the lake, one put on quite a show. My husband, an avid fisherman, had caught a good size crappie. Putting it in the live well and neglecting to close the lid, he came up to the house for lunch. As we watched, the bird began to strut out onto the pier. When he came …

Tell a Book by its Cover

Beverly Tuitman

READ : 2 Timothy 3:10-17   Eighteen-year-old Cara has Down Syndrome, a ready smile, and a great love for books. You can imagine her joy when she found out that as part of her work experience at school, she would spend two hours a day at a local public library. She straightens the shelves, dusts, rearranges, and shelves returned books. She touches and looks at hundreds of books each day, but never gets to read them. She doesn’t know whether …