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    Listening for the Whisper

    05.21.20 | Story | by Chris Jones

    Are you a good listener? (I wonder if anyone ever replies “no” to this question.) The Bible talks about “having ears to hear.” While that phrase may sound strange, it holds deep truth. The fact is, our ears do not always hear what they should.   

      What Tale Have You Fallen Into?

      12.16.19 | Story | by Lisa Severson

      “I wonder what sort of tale we’ve fallen into?” Samwise Gamgee asked in J.R.R. Tolkein’s epic The Lord of the Rings, The Two Towers. Your family, culture and season in life all weave together a unique narrative. Those experiences probably...

        A Far-From-Perfect Christmas Story

        11.21.19 | Story | by Andrea Dodge

        This was not the Christmas story I wanted our family to tell. As a tired parent of littles, I remember looking with dread at our December calendar. Always full—full of concerts, church outreach events, work parties, shopping, baking and...

          Homebound? You are Deeply Loved.

          05.28.19 | Story | by Lisa Severson

          Remember the arctic freeze that hit the Midwest not so long ago? Like many Minnesotans, you may have been stuck at home for a few days. Whether you had a household of children home from school or were just avoiding dangerous commutes, you...

            They Only Spoke Lies

            03.27.19 | Story | by Jon Kimmel

            They only spoke lies, yet you said nothingYou just stood there and listened to their faithless lusting They mocked you as you bled and diedJoyfully beating you till you were undignified And here I sit, wondering who would take such a...