For thousands of years, God's grace and glory have been shining in the stories and poems of broken people: the Psalms give voice to our darkest moments of pain and anger, showing us that God welcomes our rawest emotions; Ecclesiastes and Job help us confront suffering and injustice in life; and the failures of Noah, Jacob, and David help keep us tethered to the God of the Bible. On Thursday's Mornings with Eric and Brigitte, Dr. Russell Meek joins us to help us see how the author of Ecclesiastes helps us shape our understanding of who God is and how reading this book can help us navigate a world in which things do not always turn out as they should.
On Thursday's Mornings with Eric and Brigitte, founder of the nonprofit ministry, WONDHERFUL joins us to talk about a special way her organization is reaching out right now to the community of Uvalde, TX. The mission of WONDHERFUL is to reach people who are struggling through mental crisis or suicide crisis and send them by priority mail a Life Box in hopes that they will seek help and choose life.
Russ Meek studied Old Testament at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (MA, biblical languages; PhD, Old Testament) and has taught at various colleges and seminaries since 2011. He is convinced that these stories and poems still speak to the brokenness of humans today, beckoning us into the arms of the God who made us and loves us even though we, too, are riddled with sin, hurt, and a longing to be loved. Russ writes widely for lay and academic audiences about all things Old Testament and its relationship to the Christian life. He and his wife, and their three sons live in north Idaho.
Heather is married to Raul Palacios and they have two sons, DJ and Andy. Raul and Heather are on staff at Church by the Glades. Heather is a graduate of Judson University, where she received a BA in Business Management. Heather is also founder of “WondHerful,” a mission dedicated to mental health and suicide extinction through blog posts, social media posts (@WondHerful), and an eclectic speaking circuit that includes churches, businesses, prisons, police stations, schools, halfway houses, psychiatric wards. Heather is a suicide survivor and a diagnosed bipolar who believes that if you wake up breathing, that’s your proof to keep going!
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