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The Community that Mercy Makes

Richard L. Floyd

I sit in the pews these days, since my pastoring days are behind me, and I contemplate my fellow church members, many of whom I have come to love. What brings them here, I wonder?


To Seek with Heart and Soul

Talitha Arnold

Our church's Youth Confirmands may not be ready, even after two years, to confirm their faith this May. That's okay. What we truly hope is that they will continue to seek God, with heart and soul.


Still Life Goes On

Kaji Douša

In all that we do, we hold a basket of fruit into which we and the others around us make an offering.  

 


Laughable

Emily C. Heath

When I work with the children and youth of my church, I'm always aware of the power I hold to shape their futures. I try to remember that an off-hand comment might squelch a kid's dream.


Sing

Quinn G. Caldwell

Humans are the only singing species with a precise and shared sense of rhythm, which is what allows us to sing together.  Two birds might sing the same song, but they cannot sing it together.


Searching for Holy Ground

Richard L. Floyd

You can't find holy ground with your GPS.


Safe Arrival

Molly Baskette

It might seem counterintuitive that a Christian would be afraid to fly. And aren't we supposed to have dealt with irrational fears and a propensity to worry, simply because Jesus told us to?


Holding Hands

Matt Fitzgerald

Each year our church hosts a luncheon for our elderly members. The servers are our fifth graders.


Bearing False Witness

Mary Luti

I don't know what it will take to get us to stop bearing false witness against our neighbors. To stop writing Jews out of their own story. To finally wipe this ancient stain from the Christian heart.


The World is not Enough

Quinn G. Caldwell

Perhaps it's a failure of imagination or nerve, but I simply cannot conceive of a world where our existence simply ends at death.