Emily C. Heath
Our families teach us who we are, and who we can be. And sometimes God creates families for us in the most amazing ways.
Faith rarely asks us to stand flat-footed with our heads above water. It beckons us to a point where we can't touch.
He doesn't know who he is. He doesn't know who anyone is. Where is he if he isn't here? Who is he if he isn't who he was?
Jesus doesn't say anything about dialing back our desires. He doesn't tell us what we should want. And he certainly doesn't suggest we might not deserve what we long for.
God sees straight into your heart. God sees the awful, cringeworthy parts. And She does not say, "What's wrong with you?"
Death is part of life. My brother Jesse is irreplaceable and he is gone.
It is the truth that God loves the world, is for all creatures, and is present with us in every endeavor to make real that love in concrete ways.
Richard L. Floyd
God tries and tests all of us Jesus followers, as we go about our business in the world.
I know what I am supposed to do, but I wiggle out of it. And very quickly my life falls into a state of disarray.
It can be awfully hard to see how my convictions separate me from God. It can be awfully easy to believe terribly untrue things.