Why God Allows Us To Suffer

Suffering

Our family is following developments in the story of Iranian American pastor, Saeed Abedini. Abedini, a former Muslim, is currently serving an eight year sentence in a harsh Iranian prison for his role in running underground house churches where Christian believers gathered to worship. He was arrested in 2012 while working to build an orphanage Continue Reading…

M&Ms Fudge

Homemade Fudge

Dessert is a big deal in the Thorpe house. Each week I make a yummy dessert or  two, so we’ll have plenty of sweetness to enjoy before we head to bed. Dessert isn’t particularly fancy, but rather something basic like this Old Fashioned Butter Cake (the best butter cake recipe on Earth by the way!), Peach Continue Reading…

When Being Busy Is Bad

When Being Busy Is Bad

Fourteen years ago, my father died suddenly and I was devastated. Sad. Confused. Frightened. The twenty-seven years of peace I had previously enjoyed and often taken for granted, came to a screeching halt. And in the years that followed, I secretly worried about losing someone else close to me. Would a police officer come to Continue Reading…

Creating a Bible Study Binder (VIDEO)

Bible Study Binder

The Bible is an amazing book! Throughout its 66 books and 1,189 chapters, readers find a marvelous account of God’s divine plan of love, sacrifice, and redemption. Because this book is such a special one, everyone, especially believers, should study the Bible regularly. Bible study ought to be a regular part of our Christian experience. Over the Continue Reading…