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I am so glad I never figured out how to color within the lines or paint by numbers.
Kenneth L. Samuel
Unity in the midst of wide-spread diversity is the greatest challenge we face in our communities, in our nation and in our world today.
A sock, a hose, wire, and duct tape. What a great image of the God who, in a UCC Easter prayer, "gathers up the fragments of our lives and creates new possibilities."
Imagine what Peter, a professional fisherman, thought when carpenter Jesus decided to dispense some free, unsolicited advice on fishing.
"I know he suffered for us, in our place. What I want to ask him is why we have to suffer. Why we still have to suffer so much!"
Emily C. Heath
The Christian life is a long journey, full of challenge, full of opportunities to quit. There are times when you wonder "is this worth it"?
Here's a middle-aged complaint: a bumper sticker offends me.
Anthony B. Robinson
I have a feeling that this busy—too busy—church may be coming to an end, dying, in our own time. I have a sense that there's a yearning, deep and beyond easy articulation, for something we might call "simple church."
Charity can do a lot of good, but charity also sometimes brings dented castoffs from the back of the pantry to the food drive and calls it love.
Maren C. Tirabassi
Ellie adapted and adjusted to limitations caused by aging, redefining loss as opportunity.