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Teach Us to Count

John A. Nelson

My late father was fond of quoting a 19th century statistician and explorer who wrote, "Whenever you can, count."


In Hiding

Kaji Dousa

"Kertyschoo!" sneezed naughty Peter as he hid from the angry gardener, Mr. McGregor, in Beatrix Potter's The Tale of Peter Rabbit.


In the Ups and Downs, God Levels Things Out

Lillian Daniel

People who are facing a serious illness tell me they have a new respect for how changeable life is.


Dinner for Trespassers

Matt Laney

For my twenty-sixth birthday, my wife (of two weeks) got us both arrested.


Trail Maintenance

Vince Amlin

We've only just met Ruby, but now we're piled into her SUV on our way to the trailhead. 


Cities of Refuge

Jennifer Brownell

In ancient times, cities of refuge like Bezer were designated as safe places to await trial for those who had mistakenly caused another's death.


What You are Getting Into

Molly Baskette

Last month, four American soldiers died, ambushed on a routine mission in Niger.


Risky

Quinn G. Caldwell

Esther is a Jewish woman living in the Persian Empire.


Old and New

Mary Luti

Wallace Nutting (1861-1941) was a Congregational minister, entrepreneur, and antiquarian. Appalled by the shoddiness of machine-made things, he championed old things made by hand. 


Truth and Tradition

Kenneth L. Samuel

My Pentecostal/Holiness upbringing was full of religious traditions and restrictions.