Crossroads: Why Do We Have Rules?

by Jessica Asbell

When I was in first grade, we had a fire drill. Our teacher told us we needed to be quiet as we walked outside. Well, when I was in first grade, I had a hard time being quiet. I talked all the time. And so, I wasn’t quiet during the fire drill.

Formations 03.14.2020: Pressing On

by Darrell Pursiful

I’ve always imagined Jesus as fairly unflappable. He always seems to know the right thing to say.

Connections 03.14.2021: Amazement

by Michael Ruffin

I am constantly amazed at the things human beings are capable of accomplishing.


Good Talking to You

by Starlette Thomas

My prayer life has had its ups and downs, its verbal love feasts, its spats and silent treatments. But this is the nature of prayer, a catch-all for everything said and unsaid.

Restorative Forgiveness, a Lenten Devotion

by Nelda Cockman

The second grade Sunday school class was visiting in the home of the pastor and his wife. The teacher had issued a strong warning to be careful in Reverend and Mrs. Cline’s home.

Crossroads: Why Are We Called Children of Abraham?

by Jessica Asbell

When I was a kid, we used to sing a song called Father Abraham. “Father Abraham had many sons. Many sons had Father Abraham. And I am one of them, and so are you. So let’s all praise the Lord.” I always wondered why we sang that Father Abraham had many sons.

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