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Sometimes Spirits Need Shelters

Maren C. Tirabassi

Ellie adapted and adjusted to limitations caused by aging, redefining loss as opportunity. 

In the Twinkling of An Eye

Mary Luti

We don't know the moment God will choose to accomplish the good it would take us forever to do. It could be any moment. It could be every moment.

All About That Bass?

Matt Laney

Warning: I'm about to say something unchristian.

Whose Bus is It?

Donna Schaper

Very few of us are able to be free of our perch or our point of view.

Intensity in the Pew

Matt Fitzgerald

When I was a child church evoked two emotions: boredom and awe.

Loaves and (Gold)fishes

Elizabeth Griswold

Maybe the Bible's stories are alive all around us, and it's our job to find ways to tell the old, old stories in beautiful new ways.

The One Who Gives Us Room

Talitha Arnold

"When my mother was diagnosed with cancer," a friend shared recently, "one of the greatest gifts was the nurse in the oncologist's office."

The Time Famine

Donna Schaper

The time famine is the pervasive feeling that we don't have enough time.

Another Question, Please!

Kenneth L. Samuel

In various forms, the same question has reverberated throughout human history: Who will show us better times?


Mary Luti

Some people claim to know. They've seen soft lights, green meadows, felt God's embrace. If you find that comforting, I'm glad. But none of it is certain.