Crucial Conversations with a Small ‘c’

I knew it was going to be a crucial conversation—for me at least. It was 65 days since e-filing, and our state income tax refund still had not been deposited in our checking account. I knew I had better call and talk with an official person even though it had been...

Prayer for the Possibility of a Conversation

Last Sunday was my church’s annual picnic, a day when worship leans toward the casual. Often on picnic Sundays, rather than preach a sermon themselves, our clergy suggest a topic and invite anyone present to say a few relevant words. This year the congregation was...