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All Ears

Mary Luti

On the day Jesus left Jericho for Jerusalem, he restored a beggar's sight. 

The Right Question

Donna Schaper

At our annual all church retreat, we always ask an opening question as an ice breaker.


Quinn G. Caldwell

Life with our two-year-old is a pretty even balance, most days, between heart-exploding love, hair-tearing frustration, and waste management.

Do Not Want

Martha Spong

Fall came late to South Central Pennsylvania, where the first half of October felt more like August this year.

You Get One, Too

Ellivette Mendez Angulo

I have never been a regular talk show aficionado, but I remember my excitement the first time I heard Oprah utter the magical words, "You get one, you get one, you alllllll get one!" on her Annual List of Favorite Things

Gospel Values

Jennifer Brownell

I was excited when I scanned a headline recently indicating that a group of pastors had put out a statement on social justice.

For Free!

Richard L. Floyd

Do we take for granted those things in life that come to us for free?

Whines of the Bible

Molly Baskette

The setting: eight church folks sitting outside on a Northern California patio, drinking a nice chardonnay and reading the book of Exodus. Ambient temperature: 72 degrees.

Roll Call

Vicki Kemper

I don't know what happens when people die, though I've accompanied enough people through the process to believe there is something—and, more important, someone—on the other side of the veil.

Savoring Seasons

Emily C. Heath

In the part of New Hampshire where I live, fall is unfolding, with all of its New England charm.