God Specializes

God Specializes View in browser February 23, 2024 God Specializes   Vicki Kemper Where is the god who can compare with you—wiping the slate clean of guilt, turning away from the past sins of your purged and precious people? You don’t nurse your anger and don’t stay angry long, for mercy is your specialty. That’s … Read more

Would You Rather?

Would You Rather? View in browser February 22, 2024 Would You Rather?   Jennifer Ruth Lynn Garrison You keep my eyelids from closing; I am so troubled that I cannot speak. I consider the days of old, and remember the years of long ago. I commune with my heart in the night; I meditate and … Read more

To Live For

To Live For View in browser February 21, 2024 To Live For   Kaji Douša [God] will wipe every tear from their eyes. Death will be no more; mourning and crying and pain will be no more, for the first things have passed away. – Revelation 21:4 (NRSV)   On a day not too long … Read more

Sinners and Sufferers

Sinners and Sufferers View in browser February 20, 2024 Sinners and Sufferers   Quinn G. Caldwell Therefore, since we have a great high priest, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to the faith we profess . . . Every high priest is selected from among the people. He is able to deal … Read more

Hungering for God

Hungering for God View in browser February 19, 2024 Hungering for God   Liz Miller The angel of the Lord came . . . and said, “Get up and eat, or the journey will be too much for you.” – 1 Kings 19:7 (NRSV)    Flour and honey. Butter and cheese. Bible stories overflow with … Read more

Mindful Eating

Mindful Eating View in browser February 18, 2024 Mindful Eating   Molly Baskette God commanded The Human, “You can eat from any tree in the garden, except from the Tree-of-Knowledge-of-Good-and-Evil. Don’t eat from it. The moment you eat from that tree, you’re dead.” – Genesis 2:16–17 (MSG, adapted)   Some people give up certain foods … Read more

Empty, Like a Shell

Empty, Like a Shell View in browser February 17, 2024 Empty, Like a Shell   Suzanne Jubenville If thou could’st empty all thyself of self, Like to a shell dishabited, Then might He find thee on the ocean shelf, And say, ‘This is not dead’, And fill thee with Himself instead. But thou … hast … Read more

Sleep Retraining

Sleep Retraining View in browser February 16, 2024 Sleep Retraining   Martha Spong You desire truth in the inward being; therefore teach me wisdom in my secret heart. – Psalm 51:6 (NRSVue)   After years of disrupted nights, a sleep study revealed just how dire my situation had become. I was resisting sleep and then … Read more


Clutter-Free View in browser February 15, 2024 Clutter-Free   Phiwa Langeni “When an unclean spirit leaves a person, it wanders … looking for a place to rest. But it doesn’t find any. Then it says, ‘I’ll go back to the house I left.’ When it arrives, it finds the house cleaned up and decorated. Then … Read more

Can You Keep a Secret?

Can You Keep a Secret? View in browser February 14, 2024 Can You Keep a Secret?   Vince Amlin “And whenever you pray, do not be like the hypocrites; for they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and at the street corners, so that they may be seen by others. Truly I tell … Read more