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Alison J. Buttrick Patton

When trouble strikes, it is impulse to ask, "Why me?"  It's something of a spiritual discipline to ask instead, "What's it like for others?


Mary Luti

God demands change, but it can seem like a set-up. Doesn't God know I'm a walking gap between resolution and deed?

Prison Perspectives

Kenneth L. Samuel

Some of my greatest insights have come in the midst of my own restrictions and inhibitions.  

No More of This!

Matt Fitzgerald

It's time to lay our weapons down.


Donna Schaper

Going to worship every week? I doubt it.


Quinn G. Caldwell

When was the last time you heard the word "redeem" outside of church?

God, Help Me Not to Mess This Up

Emily C. Heath

What would it be like if we each started our day with a quick prayer asking God to help us not mess up?

Raised Expectations

Vince Amlin

"What do you expect of me as a fellow church member?"

Do You Really Have To Ask?

Kenneth L. Samuel

It's much easier to pose questions than it is to really listen and respect the answers given.  

Kicked Out or Freed?

Lillian Daniel

God could have created us like little house cats, where God would deliver a little bowl of water, a little bit of food and a garden full of cat nip.