I seldom think about puzzles, but a few weeks ago I was at Target and a young boy, nearly out of breath, ran up to me and asked if I knew where the puzzles were. They were within eyeshot so I pointed him the right direction.  He grinned from ear-to-ear and took off toward them shouting, “Thanks, lady! I am going to hide the one my brother wants before he finds the puzzle section!”  

Ever feel like someone is sabotaging your good intentions? Like, now and then, your kindness gets twisted in ways you never even could imagine? It’s craziness.

These days, Joel and I are working with lots of folks, and especially homeless families, who are struggling to put life together. Many pieces that would really help them are hidden and need to be found. So while Community Resource Network is working hard to build a system both technological and personal we keep helping them search for the pieces that will be most helpful.   Sometimes our attempts bless as intended, other times they seem to take twists and turns that make us wonder if we have helped at all.

But our wondering is brief because “We know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.” (Romans 8:28) And  that we should “never tire of doing what is good.” (2 Thessalonians 3:13)