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Like a Plumber at a Deathbed

Matt Fitzgerald

Grace comes in the most unlikely guise. Christ comes when we least expect him. "Like a thief in the night." Or a plumber at a deathbed.

Dead of a Broken Heart

Emily C. Heath

When I was a hospital chaplain I learned that the phrase "died of a broken heart" actually had some validity.

An Antidote to the Antichrist

Talitha Arnold

Less time spent looking for "the Antichrist" in others could mean more time to let in Christ's love and new life in us.

At the Amusement Park with Daddy

Ron Buford

I remember being at an amusement park on Lake Erie’s shore as a sudden storm blew in and a huge funnel appeared over the water.


Matt Laney

With all the manna popping up among the desert-wandering Israelites, it was only a matter of time before the hoarding set in. 

Foreign Women

Donna Schaper

Just say the words "foreign women" and certain kinds of people get excited.


Quinn G. Caldwell

There are a lot of people out there who talk and think and act just like you do, but most of them don't.

Just Checking

Kenneth L. Samuel

In my early years of ministry, I thought that the more spontaneous an event or an occurrence was, the more it reflected God's presence and power.

Going Naked

Elissa Johnk

Each morning we clothe ourselves – not just with garments, but with schedules, meetings, partners, plans.

We Chose Each Other

Jennifer Brownell

Prom season arrives, and with it a spate of heartwarming stories in which a head cheerleader or star football player invites a disabled classmate to the big dance.