PARKERSBURG, W.V. (BNc) by Steven Haguewood — I took a routine blood test to qualify for life insurance in September. To my dismay, the test, along with my weight, was cited by the insurance company as reasons to deny me coverage.
It is difficult to find out that at 41 years old you are too unhealthy to receive insurance coverage. The issues that caused the denial have been rectified with diet, exercise and medication. The point is that you never know about this physical world, it is bound to let you down.
There is only one who is capable of overcoming the stressors of this earth and that is the one who rose from the tomb after three days and ascended back to heaven. In Him must be our hope for 2014 and beyond.
Do you have a reflection as you look back on 2013, based on some event or special moment? Send it with a photo of yourself and your location and congregation to BNc at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Randal and his wife Vicki have lived and worked in Brazil since Nov. 1984. They have three children, two daughters-in-law, and five grandchildren. He likes to read novels in his back-porch hammock. http://randal.us