Even Though

A thousand eons ago, back in a time I like to call BEFORE, I spent a weekend in Nebraska City at our annual directional team retreat. Saturday morning Shereen sent us all on a prayer walk. Though the calendar still read winter, that morning held all the promise of spring. I wandered down woody trails …

Homesick

By Ashley Synowicki We are not made for this world. I am sure of that now more than ever. Before COVID-19, I was too comfortable. I was enjoying my routine and took comfort in the things of this world—things that are temporary and will forever pass away. My attention was not fixed solely on the …

Name the Fear

By Annie Rohde I always go back to the Psalms. David’s outpouring of emotion reminds me that we can share our heart with God.David was recorded over and over for his faith and relationship with God.He didn’t polish himself before going before God. He asked God to purify him.He didn’t pull himself out of the …

My Father’s World

By Sheryl Murray This is my Father's WorldAnd to my listening earsAll nature sings and round me ringsThe music of the spheres As I was flying on a Boeing 737 a week ago, traveling from Memphis to Denver amidst the COVID-19 concern, my mind naturally turned to those who were suffering around the globe and …

Faith over Fear

What a year these past ten days have been, right? Like many of you, I’ve run the full gamut of emotions, thinking everything from “Darn, my vacation is canceled,” to “the world as we know it is OVER!” Some of you are learning to home-school for the very first time, others are dealing with loneliness, …