What Do You Do When You Can’t Find a Rainbow?

What Do You Do When You Can’t Find a Rainbow?

I peered over the steering wheel, my heart burdened by many things. Despite the rain pelting against the front windshield, sunlight streamed through my side window. Desperately, I searched the sky for a rainbow—knowing that if I spied a rainbow, my spirits would lift....

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Practicing Piety

Practicing Piety

Jesus chastised the scribes and Pharisees for practicing piety, falsely. “You are like whitewashed tombs, which outwardly appear beautiful, but within are full of dead people’s bones and all uncleanness. So you also outwardly appear righteous to others, but within you...

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Afternoon Phone Call

Afternoon Phone Call

A phone call from our youngest son in the middle of the afternoon was my first clue that something in his life was amiss. His words “Mom, are you doing anything important?” was my second clue. A pit formed in my stomach, as questions swirled in my brain. Why was our...

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The Woman at the Well

The Woman at the Well

A lone figure readjusts the goatskin flung over her shoulder and takes a swipe at the sweat on her brow, all the while moving silently towards a well located on the outskirts of Sychar. Her neighbors sleep under the siesta sun while she travels alone. She's never...

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Self Denial

Self Denial

Jesus said to them, “You do not know what you are asking. Are you able to drink the cup that I drink or be baptized with the baptism with which I am baptized.” According to Mark, Jesus spoke these words to the disciples during their walk to Jerusalem. The baptism to...

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