• Noticing when God is giving a hug by Lynn Moffett

    “A coincidence is God’s way of remaining anonymous.” — Albert Einstein in his book “The World As I See It” “Following Jesus is meant to be an adventure.” — Allen Jackson, World Outreach Church, Murfreesboro, Tenn. Are you familiar with God’s hugs? A God hug is not a miraculous healing, nor the parting of the Red Sea. What I’m talking about is little things that happen in our everyday life. Things we might shrug off and call a coincidence. One of the ways I experience God’s hugs is when He answ…

  • In the doghouse this time by Michael Marx

    My name is Nugget and I’m a sled dog. Sometimes we can’t wait to get going. My sled-dog partners and I are all hooked up to the sled and the humans are just talking. Humans do that a lot — talk, talk, talk. For sled dogs, it’s run, run, run. I get impatient and I start chewing on something. A neck line. A tug line. This time it was the gang line. This was really bad, because when I chewed through it, the four dogs in front of me were unattached. Eager to go, they took off down the trail — withou…

  • Stepping to the front by Michael Marx

    My name is Nugget and I’m a sled dog. “OK, Nugget. It looks like you get to lead the team now.” The musher’s words made little sense to me. Yet when the lead dog got a tummy ache, it became clear that she would run in the middle and I would run in the front. I had only been put in the lead position once before. I did not like it. Me being the lead dog did not go well. There was no dog ahead of me to follow. I did not know how to keep the gang line straight. I kept looking backward to the middle …