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Kindness

Donna Schaper

The whole chapter five of Galatians is worth a good long read.


Mercy

Quinn G. Caldwell

Mercy always sounds to me like a word for bigger-deal people than I am.


Room to Grow

Martin B. Copnehaver

Wearing clothes that don't fit perfectly can make you look and feel foolish at times, but it is also a statement to the world that you intend and expect to continue growing. 


Letting Go of Being Right

Tony Robinson

It's embarrassing for me to admit how often I want to be "right."


How Many Gods Do You Have?

Donna Schaper

Our false Gods are worry and joylessness.


Where Do Watches Come From?

Lillian Daniel

Let's appreciate the scientific theory but let's not make an idol of it.


Tempted to Greatness

Matt Laney

There's a lot of emphasis on excellence and greatness these days, even in the church. The temptations of Jesus caution against all that.


Jealous God

Vince Amlin

I refuse to worship a jealous god, the kind of god that requires the destruction of others' sacred space.


The End of Exile

Alan F. Parker

Ed described himself as a Jewish atheist communist. For good measure, he added with a smile, "And sort of a Buddhist." He was the youngest resident at the assisted living facility.


A Limit to Perfection

Jennifer Brownell

I have seen the limit to all perfection more times than I can count.