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Mouth Guard

Tony Robinson

There is a time to speak up and to speak out; and there is a time to be quiet, to refrain from speaking — even though we may wish with all that is in us to speak.

Getting There

Molly Baskette

My husband and I have a little in-phrase. "We're getting there," we have said to each other, at least 4,167 times in our 21 years together.

Sing Once, Pray Twice, or Just Sing Already

Lillian Daniel

"He who sings, prays twice," said the great church reformer Martin Luther. I've always thought that was kind of unfair to the people who don't like to sing.

Pastor as Pointer

Matt Laney

Surely no one in your church has the current or former minister on a pedestal so high they block out the cross.

Check Please!

Vince Amlin

I have a friend who insists on paying for everything.

So That

Vicki Kemper

I'm supposed to love a mass murderer, Jesus? Really?


Emily C. Heath

Entitlement is not a new phenomenon. It's been around since the start of time.


Quinn G. Caldwell

What is the size of the estate you've inherited, by virtue of your sex, your skin, your gender, your nationality, the kind of body you have?  How far are you allowed to go before somebody with power yells, "Halt!"?

Saving Flesh

Mary Luti

A good friend was in therapy for a debilitating situational depression.

The Works of Your Own Hands

Kenneth L. Samuel

Is there a worse feeling than coming to despise that which was brought about by your own making?