Praying Jesus' Prayer

By Ben Simpson
"Pray like this..." Matthew 6:9a For a year during my twenties I worked as a barista at a well­ known coffee shop. Before I began working, I knew little about coffee and even … read more

Rethinking "Family Friendly"

By Melissa Meyers
A few years ago, I went to a movie with some friends.  I got to pick the movie and I chose The Boy in the Striped Pajamas because I heard a review that said it was… read more

Renewed Through Spiritual Self-Care

By Lucille Zimmerman
Spirituality and well-being Being spiritual is not about self-sacrifice. It’s about self-care and paying attention to your inner pilot light. If you’ve ever made a… read more

Why VBS Is Important for Your Church

By Betsy Hall
VBS has been around for years however many churches have changed where, when, and how it is offered. Maybe VBS is in your job description or you’ve been asked to direct it… read more

Preparing the Way: Practices for Cultivating Faith in the Home

By Mary Jane Pierce Norton
Meals in our home begin with this question, “Whose turn is it?” The privilege of offering the prayer before each meal rotates from one family member to another. This… read more

Distilling Stillness

By Kirk Byron Jones
Why Stillness Makes Me Weep I am used to it now: crying during my morning times of stillness. It doesn't happen all the time; when it does I just let the tears come. Why do I… read more
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