Great Expectations

Great Expectations

Great Expectations He’s Carved Your Name in His Palm “Are we almost there?” whined four-year-old Brian an hour into our twelve-hour drive. Our summer adventure had been carefully planned and enthusiastically explained. We were a family with great expectations....
Tapping into God’s Creativity

Tapping into God’s Creativity

Tapping into God’s Creativity I came home from church that Sunday not in my Sunday best. Oh, my clothes were okay, but my adolescent heart was in tatters. I’d been praying for a family member for months, seemingly to no avail. The Gospel reading that day had...
Faith Casts Out Fear

Faith Casts Out Fear

Faith Casts Out Fear A True Story (All names have been changed to preserve confidentiality.) My husband and I, lay chaplain volunteers, entered Carolyn’s room with care, not wanting to awaken her if she were napping. We’ve grown to love all the “regulars” we visit,...