When I told a new spiritual director my secret, it seemed like such a fatal flaw for a ministry student that I could hardly speak it aloud. "Half the time," I whispered, "I don't even believe in God."Read more
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.Read more
God lets us be, because she loves us. If God stayed as close as she was in the act of creation, we'd have no independent existence.Read more
The winter river has surprised me with its beauty.Read more
One of the favorite critiques of my generation is that we were raised in a culture where "everyone gets a trophy."Read more
Quinn G. Caldwell
What is it that your parents said to you, those times when they held you tight and looked hard at you?Read more
Richard L. Floyd
Unexpected encounters with the Holy seem to happen in times of crisis.Read more
It's uncomfortable to be off balance and at sea, to live with a constant reminder of all that we've lost.
God doesn't need a comfortable spot. God can, and will, go anywhere you need God to be.
At our highest and deepest humanity, we are caretakers of creation. We were given magnificence. We forgot to rotate the tires.Read more