Why do we have to have winter?
Hunger for recognition is Human Being 101.
Richard L. Floyd
God looks beyond outward appearances.
Can these dry bones live?
How did it happen that this sweet, simple, unutterably sacred song became an object of ridicule?
Jennifer Garrison Brownell
It was not one thing, but all the day’s little annoyances that combined to feel completely overwhelming.
This is not a message I want to deliver, but the Bible leaves me no choice. There is no politically correct alternative.
Some people find confession depressing. They want to hear that they're good, and getting better all the time. They want church to further their self-improvement projects. I'm not so keen on that.
God, thank you for the ways your "yes" is always being echoed on this earth.
Emily C. Heath
The church does not thrive in comfort. The church thrives when it is being called to the messy and painful work of transforming the world.