Nine little girls sat in a circle, listening intently as their teacher explained the project. They were to make a poster showing their favorite animal. In teams of three, they were to choose an animal, cut out [...]
Practice makes perfect,” they used to say. I thought that too until I discovered something during my basketball playing days at Grace College. One day in practice I noticed something about my shooting form that[...]
The other day I had some extra time between appointments, so I stopped at an area park to enjoy the scenery and sunshine. An older couple pulled up in their boat to the pier. The man got out and backed a truck [...]
“I can’t do this! I just want to quit!” This is what I told the Lord as I trudged along on the treadmill. Early in January, I had begun a journey toward better physical health. Now I had hit a wall. I hadn’t se[...]
I walked into the guest room and reached for the light switch. My finger encountered a thick powdery substance. I sighed. Here we go again! In the past month, I have experienced the same thing over and over. I [...]
Only someone who has tasted failure would understand the atmosphere in the car that evening as we made the eight-hour trip home. So much effort had gone into the outreach event! At twelve, traveling with my dad[...]
The kid down the street couldn’t resist ringing doorbells. He’d move along the row of houses, pushing buttons and hiding when someone opened a door. Ten times a day wasn’t too often for him to interrupt our liv[...]
I admit it was rather crazy. Trying to climb a mountain in the dark with only a flashlight can be unnerving. There’s no way to get the big picture of where you’re going. You take what looks like a way around a [...]
She was a bitter woman. She had lost everything. Every conversation demonstrated her conviction that God had betrayed her. We know the story of Naomi. The first chapter of Ruth eloquently expresses the bitterne[...]
This story comes from Zac Hess, young adults pastor at Grace Polaris in Columbus, Ohio (Mike Yoder, lead pastor). During the week of January 10, 2016, my wife Sarah was experiencing some unexplainable discomfo[...]
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