Ridiculous Hope

by Lenora Rand It’s ridiculous, and that’s why I’m going to church on Good Friday and Easter. Last year about this time, as I passed a guy I work with who was clearly leaving early, he waved goodbye and said, “3 o’clock Good Friday. Time to start drinking.” I work in...

Saved!

by Doug Wysockey-Johnson At a recent Lumunos Men’s retreat, I asked the question “Have you ever been saved by God?” Not in the altar call, conversion, ask Jesus-in-to-your-heart-and-he-will-save-you-from- your-sins kind of way. I meant more like an answer to the cry...

Returning and Re-membering

by Lauren Van Ham Even now, says the Lord, return to me with your whole heart. ~ Joel 2:12 Come, come, whoever you are. Wanderer, worshiper, lover of leaving. It doesn’t matter. Ours is not a caravan of despair. Come, even if you have broken your vows a thousand...

Be It Resolved

by Tom Pappas I admit I have a hard time sticking to what I tell myself I will do. “No more nacho chips,” is a big fat lie. “This is the last game of Words with Friends,” turns into five. “I will keep the table next to the recliner clutter free,” lasts about two days....

Prayer for Renovations

by Angier Brock I have just survived the renovation of an upstairs bathroom. You who have gone through that sort of thing will understand why I use the word “survive.” Any renovation is disruptive, but one involving a bathroom can be particularly awkward. Among other...