The Quality of Soil

This wonderful and well known parable explores the mystery of the mixed responses to Jesus and his ministry. It was mixed then and it is still mixed. Although Jesus is found teaching from a boat at sea his teaching uses farming images, the sowing of the seed in differing types of soil. In the latter […]

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AmeriCorps Volunteers Give, Gain Much

Guest Contributor: Rachel Gobep For some it’s money. For others prestige. For Emily Anne Martin, the best motivation to work hard comes from helping others. “Happiness is truly not found by making a lot of money, but instead by making a difference,” Martin comments. Through the federal AmeriCorps program, Martin is one of three women […]

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Fearless or Fearful?

Concealed and secret things tend to scare children (and sometimes me, too!). Little ones are afraid of the dark because it conceals too much—they can’t see what might be trying to get them so they look under their beds for the boogeyman. I was always frightened when I observed my parents whispering together with knitted […]

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