God Whispers

Beverly Tuitman

READ : 1 Kings 19:9-18   It’s early morning on the lake. The sun begins to peek over the treetops burning off the morning mist and dancing on the water. Across the lake a fisherman calmly casts his line, a family of ducks swims lazily by, and in the distance, the happy chatter of birds can be heard. As I sit on the shore in the cool of the morning, I clasp both hands around my steaming mug of coffee …

Priorities

Beverly Tuitman

READ : 2 Corinthians 9:6-15   Years back when our children were small and finances were limited, Tom and I discussed the possibility of not being able to afford to rent the cottage on Kentucky Lake that we looked forward to each summer. We never said that we definitely could not go, but that’s how five-year-old Alan heard it. We had been trying to teach Alan good stewardship and responsibility. Every Sunday he received two quarters before church school for …

Be Choosy

Beverly Tuitman

READ : Joshua 24:14-21   They lay on the table side by side. One was the Bible, the other a popular women’s magazine promising me the secret to thinner thighs in just 30 minutes. I had only a little time before rushing off to work. Which one should I read? I wish I could say that I chose the Bible, but I didn’t. Upon opening the magazine, I discovered, to my dismay, that the very pages I wanted to read …

Skunks and Other Precious Gifts

Beverly Tuitman

READ : John 3:13-21   Robby, the 19-year-old mentally handicapped young man with whom I worked, was tall and lanky, with the gentle spirit of a small child. When asked what he wanted for his birthday, he replied, “A skunk, Bev, I want a skunk.” Right then I knew that nothing else would do. For weeks we searched every store in the mall for a stuffed skunk until my husband found one in an exclusive gift shop. He wouldn’t tell …

Kingdom Co-Workers

Beverly Tuitman

READ : Ephesians 4:1-14   It was a beautiful, crisp, sunny October day as the participants began arriving for the annual Elim Invitational Track Meet. Six or seven other schools for people with handicaps had been invited, and excitement filled the air as the runners climbed off the busses. Those of us, students and staff, who were not running that day had a job to do also. We were positioned along the course to help show the runners the way, …