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The Great Reversal

Bob Thompson

For 25 years, I've walked past two paintings on the wall of our church's largest Sunday School room, which doubles as a parlor and chapel. 

This Little Light

Vicki Kemper

I like the spiritual "This Little Light of Mine" as much as the next person, but lately I have been trying to sing it more thoughtfully, and with some humility.

Surely God Was In This Place

Talitha Arnold

Jacob could probably be forgiven for not knowing that God was in the desert where he'd spent the night with only a stone for a pillow.

What Must Take Place After This

Jennifer Brownell

I once heard of a woman who, in the hours before death claimed her, couldn't find her luggage.

Asking for Directions

Matt Laney

Before the service started, he wanted to mail a letter.


Quinn G. Caldwell

For my money, this is one of the trickiest of Jesus' teachings.

Freaky Future

Molly Baskette

I was hiking in the mountains with two sages recently, both age 12 and female


Tony Robinson

Have we got it backwards?

Locked In

Donna Schaper

This passage has a sense of mystery as well as joy. 

Now That Looks Like You

Kenneth L. Samuel

Recently a friend of mine recommended that I follow a certain course of action in dealing with a potential adversary.  The advice seemed reasonable, applicable and definitely understandable to anyone with full knowledge of the situation.