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Power Position

Molly Baskette

The benefit of confession is that, by admitting our weaknesses, to our God and to ourselves, we come into our strength.


Unconditional Compassion

John A. Nelson

Lest there be any doubt: despite this teaching from Jesus, I know that divorce is often necessary, usually hard, and the people involved need our compassion, not our judgment.


You Are So Special, You Know

Jennifer Garrison Brownell

My Grammy wrote thousands, maybe tens of thousands, of letters in her life. This is the only one I have, and I didn't even know I had it until I started going through an old box last week.


Transplant

Quinn G. Caldwell

I was sitting in a hospital room, talking with a member of my church about the new (well, new to her, anyway) kidney that was just then firing up inside her.  We were talking gratitude and miracles.


No Longer . . .

Emily C. Heath

Ladies and gentlemen, there is no longer male nor female in Jesus Christ.  Please keep this in mind today in worship.


Changed—for Good

Talitha Arnold

When we are hurt—either by another's actions, our own choices, or some combination of the two; what do we do?


The Scandal of Forgiveness

Richard L. Floyd

Forgiveness is a scandal to many people, even within the church.


Gold

Tony Robinson

Real gold, says Peter, takes time to be revealed. Time and trial.


You Better Know Your Bears

Matt Fitzgerald

Elisha, was a loving wonder-worker. And he was petty, angry, proud.


Nightlight

Mary Luti

Many years ago I knew an old woman who never took down her Christmas tree or unplugged its lights.