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Asking for Help

Jennifer Brownell

Between work and parenting and caring for a disabled husband, being the protagonist in my life story is sometimes tiring.


Four Thousand Six Hundred Forty-Five

Mary Luti

They didn't die in Maria's wind. They weren't swept away by waves. Lightening didn't shock them dead. They weren't ripped from life by falling trees and flying debris.


[Not] Prepping for the Zombie Apocalypse

Vince Amlin

My wife's doomsday plans always begin with the basement sinks.


Is Nothing Sacred?

Christina Villa

One Sunday at a church I was visiting in New England, the time had come in the worship service for "Joys and Concerns."


The Insights of Isolation

Lillian Daniel

At my own popularity peak, most of my friendships were not mutual but transactional, based on what I could do for other people.


What Really Matters

John Edgerton

King Amaziah had a stressful job.


You Can Always Pray

Talitha Arnold

"You can always pray," Khaled said as he drove from Amman to Petra. "Even if a person can't fast, do Hajj or give charity, they can always pray."


The Story of the Point

John Nelson

One particular moment from math class — four decades ago, mind you — still remains vivid.


Staying Power

Tony Robinson

Have you had a huge break-through? Has your church cast off paralyzing fears? Have you gotten clean and sober? A big victory at the ballot box? The job you always wanted?


Great Awakenings

Donna Schaper

Who is in charge of great awakenings?