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"Scared" and "Sacred" are Sisters

Lillian Daniel

If you follow the bestseller list, you've seen Love Warrior by Glennon Doyle Melton.  

Hell is Other People

Matt Laney

The Pharisee in Jesus' parable verbalizes a longer list of "other people" with whom he is happy to disassociate. In doing so, he unwittingly debases himself.

God is Still Speaking--In Everyone's Life

Kim Sorrells

When I was serving as a hospital chaplain during seminary I often had people tell me "you look too young to be a chaplain!"

Safety, Pinned

Molly Baksette

God does not promise us safety. What God does, is invite us into the safety of each other, if we will accept the challenge and call.

We Remember Rizpah

Jennifer Brownell

There is a woman you do not yet know.  A woman made sonless or daughterless by the machinations of the powerful.

The Moment I'm In

Quinn G. Caldwell

I know this: there are things that only God can achieve.  That doesn't stop me from trying to achieve them on my own anyway. 


Mary Luti

We get our devotional assignments long before publication, so I'm writing this  three weeks before the election.

Love for One Another

Kenneth L. Samuel

Given the bitter wrangling of this past election cycle, love for one another is still our most pressing need.

Sorry, Millennials

Matt Fitzgerald

The relationship I have with Jesus is the longest one I've ever been in. He knit me together. He's been with me every second since.

Deferred Maintenance

Donna Schaper

At our highest and deepest humanity, we are caretakers of creation. We were given magnificence.  We forgot to rotate the tires.