The past ten days or so have shaken us as a nation as we watch news of one mass shooting after another. We’re horrified, and the outcry for gun control is becoming louder in the wake of such tragedies. As polit[...]
“I didn’t know whether to laugh or cry,” my friend told me. She had recently turned 50 and was struggling a bit with what that milestone means. One day, she found a co-worker in tears. When my friend asked what[...]
Many of you will relate to how I began. I was a Grace College student 1962-66. For the first two years we had our meals at the Westminster Hotel, eating the culinary catastrophes Ralph Tucker would fix. Not a[...]
My husband and I ask each other the same question every night, and never get the same answer. It’s been a spiritually silent season in our home. We’ve learned the hard way that if we don’t push ourselves to foc[...]
What does Notre Dame and Tiger Woods have to do with Holy Week? Sounds like the set-up to a bad dad joke, right? Well, you’re going to have to trust me. I would not write a blog based solely on a pun because th[...]
Curiously looking for information on the Third Temple project being discussed in Israel, I stumbled across a Jewish discussion forum. The debate involved the question of whether or not animal sacrifices would b[...]
In three of the four Gospels, two stories are always told together. The first is where the little children came to Jesus but the disciples tried to keep them away. For some reason, the disciples must have thoug[...]
“For God’s sake, come undone,” said no one ever. But what if it is exactly what we need to do in order to see God? Personally, I have been trying to hold it together for years now. Not until this past year, whe[...]
It was the first potted plant I tried to grow, and it had thrived so well I was beginning to hope it meant I had a green thumb. Then one day I noticed that some of the leaves were turning dark. They got drier a[...]
Chuck Winter, retired Charis Fellowship pastor in the Pacific Northwest, writes regularly for the The Good Life, a monthly publication in Central Washington that focuses on faith and community. In January, he w[...]
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