Author Archives: Becky Daye

Never Will I Leave You!

Our scripture reading this morning was in Hebrews 13 and as my youngest echoed these words, Never will I leave you; Never will I forsake you. ~Hebrews 13:5 I was struck again by the beauty of these words. Every year during Advent, we focus on Emmanuel, God with us. The knowledge that the God of the universe loved humanity so […]

Sovereignty and Submission

God has a wonderful plan for your life! We love to hear these words, to believe in a kind, loving God who has everything under control and is working all things for our good. These things are true and they are biblical, but what happens when our lives don’t go the way we want them to, when we experience suffering […]

Absorbing Difficulty for God’s Glory

The warmth of the sun and the glowing reds, yellows and oranges of the leaves beckoned us to the outdoors and we had to follow the siren call. School work was put on hold to be saved for the rainy, cold days that are promised in our near future. We had great hopes of traipsing through pumpkins to find our […]

Insatiable Compassion

Recently, I finished reading “Crime and Punishment” by Fyodor Dostoyevsky with my high school “Great Books” class in our homeschool co-op. One of the characters, Sonia, is described as having “insatiable compassion”. Later in the book, when she discovers that the main character is a murderer, her response is surprising. When Raskolnikov says to her, “How strange you are, Sonia. […]

Summer Adieu

I’m grasping, reaching just a little further, trying to grab on tight, but it slips through my fingers. Summer is elusive and I confess that it has gone too quickly. I want more. More fireflies. More naps in the hammock. More sounds of splashing in the pool. More chalk drawings, swinging in trees, campfires, and trips to the beach. At […]