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We are surrounded by a great cloud of witnesses, but except on All Saints Day, it hovers over us unnoticed. It's like our appendix: we don't need it, so unless it acts up, we don't know it's there.
Emily C. Heath
When the kids of my neighborhood come to the front door of my spiritual house, I want the doors to be open. And I want what they find inside to be even sweeter than candy.
Let me give you three ways to lean towards God if you can't or don't believe.
Richard L. Floyd
Wherever Jesus turned up there always seemed to be a meal.
I am averse to making a scene. And I don't much care for it when other people make one.
I took Isaiah's advice and skipped church on vacation. In lieu of worship I swam and rode bikes with my family. I also took a few trips to the country liquor store.
One day my Italian Catholic aunties were sitting around the kitchen table counting up all the babies they'd had, one after another.
Ben Franklin had a spiritually healthy daily routine that we can all learn from and mirror. According to his diary, it went like this . . .
Taking responsibility for one's actions is good; nagging guilt, however, is evidence of self-absorption, a turning away from God.
Like the people of Judah returning to find their holy city wrecked, many walk through our doors (and perhaps yours, too) feeling spiritually demolished.