Resurrection Hope: Still Possible Today by Harriett Jane Olson
04/08/2012 The story of Holy Week is a mix of conversations between the closest of companions and the “wide angle” pageantry of festival season in Jerusalem. What do we make of the story’s ending?
Standing by God in a Time of Sorrow by Carmen Faye-Sanford Vianese
04/06/2012 As we continue our journey this Lenten season from the cross of sacrifice and sorrow to the gift of resurrection and salvation, let us not lose hope.
They Will Know We Are Christians by Our Love by Nancy Bearden
04/05/2012 We are to love others based on Jesus’ sacrificial love for us. Such love will not only bring unbelievers to Christ; it will also keep believers strong and united.
Draw Closer to God by Tupou Seini Kelemeni
04/01/2012 My wish for you and me this Palm Sunday is that we draw closer to God because God’s love and grace is sufficient for all of us to share.
Give Yourself Away by Judi Nibbelink
03/25/2012 Are we truly followers of the Christ or are we simply admirers of Jesus?
Ramon by Matt Morgan
03/18/2012 Ramon has been in and out of prison for most of his life, mostly for drug-related offenses, both using and selling. He is HIV positive, has mental health issues and has burned most of his bridges with friends or family.
It’s Time to Overturn the Tables by Laura Kirby
03/11/2012 In a Sunday school class I was in years ago we were asked, “Is anger a sin?” The incident described in John 2:13-22, in which Jesus turns over the tables of the moneychangers and those selling goods in the temple, is one of the most often cited examples of Jesus displaying anger.
Getting Our Act Together by Kelli Williams
03/04/2012 Each spring at Alaska Children’s Services a wonderful community event happens. It’s our Spring Banquet and Talent Show. The name of the event is “Get Your Act Together!” It’s a very tongue-in-cheek title that slips by many.
Can a Rainbow Come in the Clouds Without an Ark First? by Rosângela Oliviera
02/26/2012 The last time I saw a bow in the clouds, colorful like a rainbow, was this past January. I was in São Paulo, Brazil, and a summer shower came over us in the streets. Then came the sun. Behind the buildings, there it was: a rainbow.
Coming to Terms With God by Glory E. Dharmaraj
02/16/2012 Time and change are each the other’s measure. A life span may be two millennia for a sequoia tree or a day for a mayfly. But it is still one life.