June 3, 2019

A Journey Toward Acceptance and Love

For much of his life, Greg Chapman felt less than fully human. But when he stopped judging himself against other people’s beliefs, Chapman found a new acceptance of himself and a stronger bond with God.
March 19, 2018

A Morning Prayer In A Little Church

From 1952, Oscar-winning actress Helen Hayes explains that in spite of her theatrical success, it took the death of her daughter to teach her the interdependence of humanity and the need for more compassion.
January 2, 2018

God Is in Her Hand

Some think love comes from the mind or the heart, but St. Louis teacher and poet John Samuel Tieman believes love is in the hands—such as the hands of a cherished spouse, or a talented craftsman. Tieman says we can find the sacred in human touch.
November 6, 2017

In God Alone

Joe Reagan used to believe caring for his wife and kids was entirely up to him. But when hard times struck and friends offered to help feed his family, Reagan realized the grace of God was at work in his life in ways he hadn’t previously understood.
June 15, 2015


I believe in inspiration- big and small. I believe in giving thanks to God for the things often overlooked. Sometimes- I close my eyes and silently say “Thank you Lord- for I am able. You allow me to walk even...
September 3, 2014

I Found God, But Was He Lost

It was through death that I found God. God wasn’t really lost. And I wasn’t really lost. We were just having a long-distance relationship. I prayed to Him nearly every night of my adult life. Nothing big--no ceremony, no altar....
September 2, 2014

I Believe in Light

I believe that Jesus Christ is the light of the world! John 8:12 says, “Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light...
September 2, 2014

God’s Grace

I believe there is grace in not knowing what lies ahead in this life and even more grace in knowing what lies ahead after this life. Return with me if you will to a memory I have from about twenty...
August 26, 2014

Unconditional Love of a Father

One month ago today my 18-year-old cousin passed away in a sudden car crash that left my family devastated with the first death in the immediate family. With every grandparent, aunt, uncle, and cousin outliving the youngest member of the...