Devotional Subject: Family

Devotional Subject: Family

“Workiness”

Donna Schaper

My granddaughter told her mother that she didn't like her mother's "workiness."  Eva is 4.


Beating Up Brother

Matthew Laney

Wouldn't it be nice if, when people heard the word "Christian," they thought "Oh you mean those people who are all about peace, non-violence, conflict resolution and love?"  


Go Tell

Vince Amlin

Her life is still full of challenges. But yesterday we celebrated four months with our daughter, who now tips the scale at five pounds.


The Long Winter

Molly Baskette

Why do we have to have winter?


The Kindness of a Hermit

Matt Fitzgerald

God, thank you for the ways your "yes" is always being echoed on this earth.


Room

Mary Luti

When I was young, I knew a family that was fanatically protective of their  living room. The armchairs and sofa had plastic covers. The carpet was unblemished. The end tables were Pledged to an impossible sheen.


Palm Sunday

There's a neat trick to folding the palm fronds in just the right way so that they become crosses. Let's turn our palms into crosses so we won't be tempted to use them as swords.


A Mother's Work is Never Done

This story cracks me up. Simon's mother was very ill, consumed with a fever, but Jesus was able to cure his friend's mother, to literally "raise her up." What a moment that must have been.


Shout Out to Sunday School Teachers

It occurs to me this being Saturday, and early in September, there may be a fair number of folks preparing their first Sunday School lesson of the year today (or tonight). Thank you.


Mother's Day

This is a Mother's Day message for all mothers who just want to lie down. Mothers who don't have nannies, babysitters, housekeepers, or cleaning ladies. This is for all the mothers who don't have help.