Grandparents Day of Prayer

Grandparents Day of Prayer

If you wander through a Hallmark store during the final weeks of August, you’ll notice cards celebrating National Grandparents Day. You won’t find any cards for Grandparents Day of Prayer, even though its date coincides with National Grandparents Day. Grandparents Day...
STRETCHER-BEARERS

STRETCHER-BEARERS

Who are the Stretcher-Bearers? Let’s consider a familiar Gospel story–the story of the four stretcher-bearers and the paralytic (Luke 5:17-26)–in a not-so-familiar fashion. Instead of a story about faith and friendship, let’s consider it as a...
Praying for Teens

Praying for Teens

Teens Struggle to Belong Teens who are desperate for a place to belong walk awkwardly along the fringe, trying to keep in step with a group of wayward peers. Weeks pass, and their awkwardness disappears. Within weeks, these teens are found standing in the way of...
Abandoned Legacies

Abandoned Legacies

Was I dreaming? I floated somewhere between a dream state and the reality of a new dawn, wandering through the living room of an abandoned mansion. A shaft of sunlight sneaking through a broken window was dispersed by particles of dust. It offered little illumination,...