Monthly Archives: August 2014

THROWBACK PHOTOS: Day 5

I am on vacation this week. Instead of just leaving you with a blank screen, I will be sharing some old family photos – for those who are interested.

1966:  Eugene Huber ready for ordination (although he had already been serving full time as a pastor for 8 years)

THROWBACK PHOTOS: Day 4

I am on vacation this week. Instead of just leaving you with a blank screen, I will be sharing some old family photos – for those who are interested.

11-28-2011_0201964:  I am contemplating life. This beach was only 50 yards from our house, in Ocean Gate, NJ

THROWBACK PHOTOS: Day 3

I am on vacation this week. Instead of just leaving you with a blank screen, I will be sharing some old family photos – for those who are interested.

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1957: Warren & Kappy Huber looking sharp for Easter in Lambertville, NJ

THROWBACK PHOTOS: DAY 2

I am on vacation this week. Instead of just leaving you with a blank screen, I will be sharing some old family photos – for those who are interested.

21960: The earliest known photo of me

THROW BACK PHOTOS: Day 1

I am on vacation this week. Instead of just leaving you with a blank screen, I will be sharing some old family photos – for those who are interested.

11955: Gene and Susan Huber, with my brother Warren

 

WHAT JESUS WILL NEVER SAY

We away this week, sadly leaving our (excited) baby girl at Moody Bible College in the heart of downtown Chicago

So, this week Well-Rooted will feature links to helpful articles from other bloggers

Today’s featured article is from Jared Wilson’s blog:

“Things Jesus Will Never Say to You”

THE “ROBIN WILLIAMS” AROUND US

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by Debbie Huber

 Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony. And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful. Colossians 3:12-15

                                                                                                                      
It is very sad when we hear about tragedies of famous people like Robin Williams, who seemed to have it all, yet suffered greatly with depression and chose what he thought was the only escape.  It is natural for Christians to think, “If only…”. If only someone had shared the love of God with him, the freedom that comes through the gospel, maybe things would be different.

The truth is that for most Christians we will not be around those famous people but that does not mean we do not interact with people who have burdens and struggles that we may know nothing about. The people with whom we come in contact everyday need the same life changing Gospel that powerfully works in our lives.

Colossians 3:12-15 tells us what to “put on” to be image bearers of Christ to hurting people, Christians and non-Christians.

1. Compassion. Compassion toward those who are suffering greatly.  God has lavished us with great mercy therefore we should be merciful to others.

2. Kindness, for the design of the gospel is not only to soften the minds of others, but to promote friendship among people and reconciliation with God.

3. Humility. A mind of humbleness to those who seem to be “above us” or “below us”.

4. Meekness toward those who have offended us or in any way have angered us.  Put off resentment and anger toward them.

5. Patience and long-suffering with those who continue to provoke us because God is long-suffering with us as we continually provoke Him.

6. Bearing with one another. We all have areas where we seem to struggle longer than others, deficiencies that others may not understand because it is not their struggle. Bear with each other, knowing that we need it as well.

DO YOU FEEL ALONE IN YOUR SUFFERING?

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We away this week, sadly leaving our (excited) baby girl at Moody Bible College in the heart of downtown Chicago

So, this week Well-Rooted will feature links to helpful articles from other bloggers

Today’s featured article by Courtney Reissig is from the Gospel Coalition website. Courtney shares her experience with deep groaning after the loss of her unborn child:

“You Do Not Groan Alone”

Artwork: “Sorrow” by Tilly Williams

WISDOM FOR THOSE IN CONFLICT

We away this week, sadly leaving our (excited) baby girl at Moody Bible College in the heart of downtown Chicago

So, this week Well-Rooted will feature links to helpful articles from other bloggers

Today’s featured article is from the Blazing Center blog:

“6 Questions to Ask Ourselves in Conflict”

OUR FAVORITE THINGS

How much do you appreciate . . .

Laughter

A smiling child

A warm hug

The taste of your favorite food

The sound of waves along the beach

The splashing of a gurgling stream, or the roar of a waterfall

Sunrises and sunsets

A dark sky filled with stars

The smell of something baking

A striking piece of art

The rhythm of your favorite music

A home or yard improvement completed

Your first drive in a new car

Opening your favorite book

Watching a gifted athlete do something never done before

Thinking about beloved grandparents or grandchildren

Walking out the door on a crisp, clear fall day

Sitting on the porch on a warm summer evening

Standing in quiet of a morning with fresh snow

Looking at the initial bursts color in the spring

The playfulness of a puppy

Exotic animals in a nature special

A dining room table set for Thanksgiving dinner

A reunion with dear old friends

Discovering a new friendship

The heart flutter of new love

The deep peace of mature love.

Each day we are engaged with sights, sounds and experiences that should cause our hearts to declare the wonder and goodness of God, because these things show His grace to us. All creation not only exists because of God, it all reveals something of His heart toward us.

God not only created what we enjoy, he designed our many abilities to enjoy what he made. Each of our senses is a gift from God to make life good and to give us joy. Although sin has invaded the world bringing its trail of sorrow, life still brings to us a symphony that declares God is praiseworthy.

As you enjoy the simple pleasures in your life, make them opportunities to recognize the goodness and glory of God.