Are "real men" transparent with their kids about their wounds and their hurts?
Going back home for the day in Bay City, Michigan

Can I learn something from the life of 17-year-old Melissa Branon?


Our daily bread
I just read a short account of the life and death of 17-year-old Melissa Branon written by her dad Dave Branon of the Radio Bible Class and a frequent contributor to their devotional Our Daily Bread.  A longer account of the lost of his daughter can be found here.

He tells how she was an ordinary kid who tried to balance all of life's demands at that age.  She loved Jesus, went to school, had a job and friends.  Then she died in a car accident while still in high school.

Her life, her dad says is still producing fruit for the Kingdom of God, he adds.  It was a witness to the love of God.  When her story in told people are still affected.  He points to John 15:8--"By this My Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit."

The point is made that each believers life touches others.  And our prayer is that each of our lives does it in a productive way for others to see the love of Jesus in you.

My prayer as I start my day:  "God give me the grace to trust you today."