Everything is Grace—Especially Snow Days

By Elizabeth Tomlin     We did not anticipate snow this morning. I expected a few more sunny, crisp fall days for my lingering roses, but they now hold ice crystals. Today was supposed [...]

Bingo with Jack

By Alyssa Bormes     I remember the glory days of church bingo at the St. Mary’s Bazaar in Aberdeen, S.D. when I was a little girl. Don’t get me wrong; I would still take a spin on the [...]

When God Uses Hard Things to Bring Us Into His Good Plan

By Sarah Damm   I quietly lay there, waiting to see my baby’s heartbeat on the ultrasound screen. The technician, very compassionately and professionally, informed me that there was not one [...]

At the Feet of Jesus

By Anni Harry     The alarm goes off and the mad dash to start the day begins. By mid-day, I am up to my eyeballs either in demands of the family or demands of work. There once was a [...]

We Are Not Defined by Fear or Shame

By Jeannie Ewing     The first memory I have of life was when I was three years old. I lived with my parents in a ranch-style home in southern Kentucky, and everything evoked fear in [...]

Weapons for Righteousness

By Caralyn     One of the hardest things about growing up is having your eyes opened to things your younger-self never worried or thought twice about. Some call it a loss of innocence, [...]

Judging, Burdens, and Resting

By Carol Younger     Today’s scripture selections are hard to read.  It’s easy to ask ourselves as we read: Am I a judgmental person? Am I guilty of the same things I judge others for? [...]