Rest in the mystery »

by Amanda J. Garcia 


“For surely I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, plans for your welfare and not for harm, to give you a future with hope.” (Jeremiah 29:11).



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Surprised at 42 »

by Joy McDonald Coltvet 


After 18 years of marriage, my husband and I found ourselves pregnant for the first time. To describe this as shocking is an understatement. It took us a month to

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Turning 30 »

by Emma Crossen 


I was relieved to turn 30.


In my 20s, I worried that older colleagues would dismiss me as young and naïve or assume that I was just like other 20-somethings, many

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Honoring our saints »

by Michelle Terry


When I reflect on God’s love, I think of my parents’ warm hugs or my husband’s unwavering support. When I imagine God’s goodness, I see members of my congregation showing up

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Public faith »

by Collette Broady Grund


I was raised to be concerned about the poor and disenfranchised. In the Broady family nightly devotional time, we often talked and prayed about famine in

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