Finishing up our Bible study on the life of David, I've come away with an amazing truth: Faith should not be based on what God does or doesn't do, but on who He is. Wow. This is pretty life-changing for me and the way I look at faith.
 In light of faith and hope, I'm devastated along with everyone else watching all the footage from Japan. Living there for 4 years, I can tell you first hand how beautiful, hospitable, warm and loving are the people of Japan.
Since most of us can't go, the most we can do, which feels like a drop in the bucket is pray and give. Here's two organizations that are on the front lines: