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Flawed But Functional

January 7, 2018

Sin had ensnared another victim. I listened as the newscaster gave a piecemeal report. The leaders of a noted megachurch were meeting behind closed doors. The pastor had planted the church sixteen years previously on a college campus. …( read more )

Christmas Memories

December 20, 2017

Christmas wasn't a big deal when I was growing up, but my family would usually take the train to London to see "the lights". The windows of the big department stores displayed electric trains, animated bears clapping continuously, and …( read more )

I'll Remember You

July 11, 2016

For the past five years, I have been attending a Bible study with a friend, in the church where she is a member. Although I am an "outsider" in the group, I continue to enjoy this class because its members are warm and welcoming. The …( read more )

Never Ever

June 4, 2010

When I was growing up, my life, I expect, was very similar to that of most kids. I had lots of fun. Childhood illnesses visited themselves upon me. I didn't get a lot of the things I wanted, and sometimes, … (read more)

Stop Doubting And Believe

July 6, 2008

In the Bible, it was Thomas: Today, it could be any one of us. We can read the Bible, we can feel God's presence and peace, but that little feeling of doubt is never too far away. Thomas didn't just … (read more)

Little By Little

June 16, 2005

My weight still isn't what I want it to be. I struggle daily to make right choices, like fruit instead of chocolate, or a tall glass of water rather than a second helping. I am not what I want to … (read more)

The Old Church

May 11, 2003

A few years ago, I attended a family reunion held on Wood Island, a tiny island in the middle of the Bay of Fundy. Now abandoned, it was once a thriving fishing community, and it was here that my mother … (read more)

The Greatest Gift Of All

May 12, 2002

During our years together, my husband and I have had our share of trials and life tests to endure: financial hardship, the loss of my younger brother to suicide a few years ago, and, as recently as last year, difficulty … (read more)

Why Me Lord? (What Have I Ever Done?)

June 16, 1997

William Willimon begins a meditation with a series of questions we do well to ask ourselves. "Why are you here?" he asks. "Not why are you here, here at church, but why are you here, you of all people? You … (read more)

Remembering: What We Owe To God Our Redeemer

January 20, 1997

How good is your memory? Mine is not as good as it might be. My wife could tell you how forgetful I am. I drove to work one day. It was a very busy day, and I did have a … (read more)

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