Creative Nonfiction

The Wind Blows Where It Wishes 1920 1280 Tadhg Jonathan

The Wind Blows Where It Wishes

I was recently fortunate enough to spend some time on the Isle of Iona. Here’s one reflection as I look back: I’m on the beach, near the water’s edge, and…

Sweet Light of Life 2791 1873 Sarah Rennicke

Sweet Light of Life

You saw it all. You watched it unfold, the tiny corners of my heart begin to fall. You even coaxed me to trust You with the places where I was…

Enough Already 1920 1277 Patricia Alderman

Enough Already

As a child when I tested my mother’s patience, I always knew when I’d crossed the line. The Look could stop me in my tracks. The one that silently conveyed, “I’d…

Wilderness Living 1920 1281 Sarah Rennicke

Wilderness Living

When He called my name to cross the waters, I did not know where it would lead. What wilderness lay before me, or even that He Himself would be taking…

What Big Eyes You Have 150 150 Karen Friday

What Big Eyes You Have

This is for you.   The teen girl who feels invisible. A mom surrounded by loneliness. The woman who wonders if anyone cares. That man struggling with meaning. Those touched by…

When Evil Walks In 150 150 Laura LaSpalutto

When Evil Walks In

“Idon’t want you to alarm you …” Tell me, is it possible to hear those words and not be alarmed? The pastor of the church where I would be preaching…

Hermeneutics of Fatherhood 150 150 Joy and Matthew Steem

Hermeneutics of Fatherhood

Larry Norman – God bless him for shaking things up when he asked, “why should the devil have all the good music” – had a song with the lines “forget your…

When The Good Things Become Visible 150 150 Kaitlin Curtice

When The Good Things Become Visible

M no waben. Mno waben. I held my three year old son in the early morning light, held him in the middle of my room as he stumbled in after…

When We Were On Fire Again – A Post Resurrection Lament 150 150 Aaron J. Smith

When We Were On Fire Again – A Post Resurrection Lament

We used to burn so brightly. There was something beautiful about our passion, our fire. I glowed and flickered, raged and shone brightly. We were the future, pastors, worship leaders,…

Merry and Bright 150 150 Sarah Rennicke

Merry and Bright

We’re chest deep in the Christmas season, yet I don’t feel merry and bright. My head is filled with frantic, stuffed to overload. My brother and sister-in-law are preparing for…

Awakened 150 150 Sarah Rennicke

Awakened

We are all meant to be. Someone. Something. A flash of light through thick, syrupy darkness. We have been fastened together by dreams and shapes and symphonies, formed in the…

Why I Find Comfort Walking In Peter’s Footprints 150 150 Stephanie Thompson

Why I Find Comfort Walking In Peter’s Footprints

I can hear the voice beckoning me forward. By all Heavenly accounts, I have nothing to fear. Have I forgotten the miracles Jesus has performed in front of my eyes?…