Sunday school didn't go as any of us expected this morning and that's GOOD! God is at work in my kindergarten-second grade students.<read more>
The Gather 'Round materials <http://www.gatherround.org/> encouraged me to bring a cape and let the kids talk about their favorite superhero. Eventually I was to turn the conversation toward Jesus who has the 'real' super powers.
But when I asked the kids who their favorite superhero was, they all said Jesus! Well, there went the introduction to the lesson.
by Merrill R. Miller
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"No Taxation without Representation." Visitors to Washington, D.C. can see the slogan all around them. It appears on almost every license plate in the nation's capital. But District residents don't advertise it on their cars as a proud display of American history. They raise it in silent protest, bringing awareness to the fact that many of the United States' advancements in democracy and equality have passed them by.<read more>
I do not know if traffic patterns really say anything important about a country or not, but the traffic here in Hanoi makes me reflect on many things.<read more>
DriveFast is what I'm calling my 40-day Lenten fast from driving an automobile. You see, I holds two ideals that will collide this Lenten season.<read more>
Today is St. Patrick's Day. One of my great-great grandparents was Irish, so I feel a bit justified in celebrating. Trouble is, my ancestors are Scotch-Irish--those nasty orange Protestants who made such a ruckus in Ireland that they weren't welcome.
Is it possible that the very real problems with the world economy are in some sense God's grace? Could the loss of wealth and income and the resultant downsizing of our daily lives be a means toward a fuller, richer life with God, each other and the rest of creation? Perhaps we can understand better the words of James given above as we consider how current economic problems may, in the long run, contribute to human well-being.<read more>
I needed to get out of the house and temperatures were too cold for even a quick walk, so I decided to go Goodwill hunting. I've been collecting several items and hoped they had put more on the shelves.
This month's prayer for peace comes from Melonie Buller.<read more>
Prayers of the people
A prayer in remembrance of the sixth anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq on Thursday, March 19.<read more>
Readers respond to the February issue.<read more>