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Scattered by Persecution

Donna Schaper

One persecution is a lot like another.

The Fearful Listener

Marchaé Grair

I'm a great listener. 

Expect the Unexpected!

Richard L. Floyd

Many of the scripture readings for Advent are full of such warnings and dire forebodings.

Start Early

Matt Fitzgerald

A member of my church lost her husband to brain cancer two years ago.

What a Comeback!

Kenneth L. Samuel

After he was diagnosed with an aggressive form of brain cancer, the now late Senator John McCain came to the Capitol to take part in the crucial health care vote.

Undivided Attention 

Vince Amlin

My daughter is two-and-a-half and still not talking much.


John A. Nelson

"I don't think much of your God," said a Bible study participant. 

Finding Rest 

Emily C. Heath

I love the Common English Bible's translation of this well-known text.

The "Yes" in "No"!

Darrell Goodwin

Hearing "no" at times feels unfair and not right.

Cursing Figs

Mary Luti

You read that right. Jesus cursed a fruitless fig. And it died.