When my mother turned ninety, she entered her funeral instructions on a form entitled, 'In the Event of My Death,' a phrase she found amusing, as if death were something that might happen, or might not.
When his wealthy parents died, Nicholas of Myra gave away a fortune and gave himself to the church.
"I love the recklessness of faith," he said. "First you leap, and then you grow wings."
The memory of the national tragedy that befell us on September 11, 2001 turns 16 years old today.
How do you cope when you get through one challenge only to find an even larger one on the other side?
Emily C. Heath
Our job as followers of Christ in community is to provoke one another with kindness, with compassion, with loving challenges, and with encouragement.
Someone once interpreted the scriptures to teach me: "faith is (mostly) not about you."
Richard L. Floyd
I was overcome with emotion, because I knew they weren't cheering for me.
Everything we do in church ought to include the possibility that this is not a show we put on for one another, but a powerful connection between all of humanity and God.
We all contain the capacity for both bravery and fear. That is why sometimes we run toward God, and sometimes slink away.