Filtered Light in a redwood forest

Learning from Dappled Light

by Sherry Van Zante God, why do you allow this suffering? I sit alone on a board nailed between two redwood trees. The forest swaddles me like a blanket, but I grip the board under me and refuse the comfort. I face ...

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Light in the Darkness

Struck Down But Not Destroyed

by Carol Nicolet Loewen “Killing you’s too easy. We gonna carve up her face, so she’s not so pretty no more...and cut out that one’s tongue, so she can’t talk about ...

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Five Life Lessons

by Amy Hanley Over the last week, tragic circumstances in the news and in my circle of acquaintances triggered internal contemplation of how painful, messy, and fragile life is. It doesn't ...

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He's Got the World in His Hands

He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands

by Barbara Taylor As a former restaurateur, occasionally I would attend marketing seminars in search of ideas to attract new customers. One conference speaker in particular stood out for me. He ...

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Anxiety

Dealing with Anxiety

by Carol Nicolet Loewen “Faith ends where worry begins, and worry ends where faith begins.” George Mueller I laughed when I saw this blog topic. It was a night when I ...

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Power of the cross

The Third Day

by Columba Lisa Smith I don’t watch horror movies. Why invite nightmares? I have enough to worry about. But this week I saw pictures on social media sites that looked like ...

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Do not be anxious

Be Anxious for Nothing

by Karen O'Connor I spent part of last week visiting my sister who is ill with a condition called Multiple System Atrophy. There is no cure and no treatment. It’s a ...

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