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Good Law, Beautiful Faith

Donna Schaper

Religious people are right when we say that there are laws and customs, and ways to do things that help control borders. 

Before You Eat That Carrot…

Martin B. Copenhaver

Researchers have found that performing a simple ritual before a meal can enhance the experience—the flavor of the food is intensified, the meal is enjoyed more.

The God of the Far Off

Richard L. Floyd

Jesus tells us that even those who are unable to reach out to God discover that God is reaching out to them.

"In Each Other’s Eyes"

Matt Fitzgerald

Back when I was terrified of making mistakes a couple asked me to pray at their wedding. The day of the wedding I overslept and arrived just before the service began.


John A. Nelson

Friends and family who are in recovery have said that Psalm 30 speaks truth.


Molly Baskette

Sometimes my kids ask me: Mom, if you could live in any age, what age would you live in? Totally this one, I say.


Matt Laney

You are her. Her name is your name. You also have a "blood issue."

Up at Night

Mary Luti

All kinds of people have felt sort of doomed to discipleship.

Go Tell

Vince Amlin

Her life is still full of challenges. But yesterday we celebrated four months with our daughter, who now tips the scale at five pounds.

Down to the Sea

Quinn G. Caldwell

The open sea loses every ounce of its romance when what's sailing over the bounding main is an ancient boat full of people fleeing terror in their homelands and refused permission to land anywhere.