7 Reasons You Should Be Thankful
November 27th, 2014

7 Reasons You Should Be Thankful

Jennica Stevens

I remember Thanksgiving as a child—standing around the dining room table with a pen and paper, furiously writing what I was thankful for that year (the faster I wrote, the faster I could eat my aunt’s homemade Thanksgiving rolls). Many of the things I was thankful for then are ...

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Faith: The Ultimate Lesson of Independence Day
July 4th, 2014

Faith: The Ultimate Lesson of Independence Day

Art Pace

Today we glibly call it Independence Day, but we oftenforget its daunting origin. July 4, 1776, was in reality a brave step of faithin a surprising journey that stunned the world. Representatives from thethirteen colonies signed their names to a document declaring their national independencefrom Great Britain. The colonists ...

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3 Short Scripture Reflections for Your Father’s Day
June 13th, 2014

3 Short Scripture Reflections for Your Father’s Day

Lisa Goetz

Honor the father figures in your life by reflecting onfathers in the Bible. From human fathers to our Heavenly Father, here are a fewNew Testament passages focusing on fatherly love, patience, wisdom and faith. Joseph, the EarthlyFather of Jesus “This was how the birth of ...

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What does Pentecost mean to you?
June 8th, 2014

What does Pentecost mean to you?

Lisa Goetz

For Christians, Pentecost celebrates the descent of the HolySpirit upon the apostles. The event, recorded in the Acts of the Apostles, occurs50 days after Easter. Read the story of Pentecost for yourself and reflect uponwhat the coming of the Holy Spirit means to you. “When the day ...

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Have you read the Easter story yet? Now’s your chance.
April 19th, 2014

Have you read the Easter story yet? Now’s your chance.

Jelly beans and chocolate bunnies can be exciting for amoment (especially for those of us with a substantial sweet tooth), but Christ’sresurrection is reason for celebration for the rest of eternity. So right now, take 5 minutes from decorating the perfectEaster egg, find a quiet spot, pour yourself ...

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Were You There When They Crucified My Lord?
April 18th, 2014

Were You There When They Crucified My Lord?

Maria Wolf

Editors Note: The Spiritual Exercisesdeveloped by Ignatius of Loyola were written to challenge you and me toexperience the Bible in a new way. As you contemplate a passage, use yourimagination to enter the scene as an active participant—as one of thecharacters in the story you are reading. The ...

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What Jesus Ate at the Last Supper
April 17th, 2014

What Jesus Ate at the Last Supper

Maria Wolf

During these holy days, we focus our thoughts on Jesus’suffering, death and resurrection. As we walk these days with him, we mightwonder about his earthly life. What was he thinking? Feeling? Seeing? Eating? This last question intrigued us, so we contacted a biblicalscholar and asked him what Jesus ...

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