"If God's willing and the creeks don't rise"

There is a certain grace in the way a relative uses that phrase. It's positive, not doubtful. She sees God's willingness as a constant in her life.

A friend felt grace in another way when he experienced a tragedy in his life. He said he had been on the verge of giving up completely, but he couldn't for some reason. Although his prayers seemed feeble and almost overwhelmed with doubt and fear, still he made it through the crisis.

July 10, 1989

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