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A Certain Place

Mary Luti

Running from reckonings is what we do. But they breathe down our necks anyway.

We Do Not Lose Heart

Donna Schaper

Losing heart is easy.

Sacred Space

Vince Amlin

They had eyes to see holy ground shining through the brokenness.


Quinn G. Caldwell

When the author of Genesis wants to indicate the nothingness of the time before creation, he describes an earth with no one to plant and garden it.

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.