The Blessings Jar

Monday, 26 June 2017 – By Carol Bevel of Amarillo, TX, USA As I think on the Blessings Jar that I received last year as a New Year’s gift from my secret pal at work, I remember many times that I have been blessed. Even though I have not...

A Certain Place, A Certain Time

Friday, 16 June 2017 – By Zachary Weaver-Snojaie of Cheshire, Manchester, England For in him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell, and through him God was pleased to reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, by making peace through the blood of...

When the String Snaps

>Proverbs 15:13-22 Did you know that when a violin string is not tight enough, the music will be flat and dull? And if the string is too tight, the music will be shrill and high-pitched. But if it is tightened even more, that string can snap! It’s the same...

What the Cross Means to Me

By Diane Maupin, Lee’s Summit, Missouri, USA Dolores was in my second-grade class. She was temporarily living with her grandparents, or they might have been foster parents. (When you’re 7 years old, you don’t always know all the details.) She rode my school bus and occasionally attended our congregation—usually...