Renewal Notice

By Katie Kafka A pink postcard arrived in the mail for me the other day with large, bold letters at the top exclaiming RENEWAL NOTICE. Thankful for the reminder, I realized it is that time again. There is no way I would have remembered on my own if this relevant postcard had not arrived. My …

A Word of Encouragement

For those of you who are struggling to revive what seems dead, or lost, or broken in your life, I hope this classic prayer will be an encouragement. We can do the impossible through Christ’s love. Lord, make me an instrument of your peace:where there is hatred, let me sow love;where there is injury, pardon;where …

Can These Bones Live?

Is there anything deader than a dry bone? Is there anything more symbolic of life past all hope of redemption? Ever since mankind listened to the voice of the liar in the garden (“You shall not surely die.”) and we chose to become our own gods, our world has been filled with dry bones. Death …