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High Horse

Quinn G. Caldwell

Stories, especially the important ones, have a way of picking up embellishments and details over time.

Finding the Perfect Church

Richard L. Floyd

After I retired from active pastoral ministry my wife and I were ecclesiastically homeless for a few years. We went to church, but we couldn't commit to one.

We All Have Our Moments

Kenneth L. Samuel

Life is more than the accumulation of the good and bad moments we experience.  Life is also the hope that defies current desperation.

A Window and a Witness

Matt Fitzgerald

At my kids' school a police officer addressed the question of what to do when home alone. "Whatever else happens, don't answer the door."

A Clear Heart

Donna Schaper

Imagine how restored our salvation would be if we were less focused on ourselves, more intimate with God, and more fully human.

The Hearing Aid Revelation

Tony Robinson

I pondered this odd experience of finding what was lost. There was no finding it when I was all agitation, looking anxiously, frantically.

“I Still Have a Dream”

“I still have a dream . . .”

It's the Fear of New Life

Talitha Arnold

According to John, it was fear "of the Jews" that made the disciples huddle behind locked doors.  Not only have such statements spawned Christian anti-Semitism for centuries, but I think John got it wrong as to the root cause of their fear.

Eat What is Good

Bryn Smallwood Garcia

During Lent, I did not do any fasting, but I did try to eat more slowly, peacefully, mindfully.

The Last Laugh

Emily C. Heath

Two years from now Easter and April Fool's Day will coincide on April 1st.