cultivating community

By Chandra Crane

Dear Carmen, in the middle of your very poignant piece about the grace and power of the Lord as shown through water, another thought captured my attention. When surveying your flooded office . . .

By Christena Cleveland

Is it possible that we need to slow down in order to love well? Christena Cleveland gets into the nitty gritty with us.

By Carmen Acevedo Butcher

The bouquet of shiny red and blue stars jostled each other for position against the car’s soft tan ceiling. The squeak of plastic rubbing plastic made me think about the community that can be nourished by the simple act of buying helium balloons . . .

By Carmen Acevedo Butcher

The student pulled the frayed bill of his dark gray baseball cap over his eyebrows and slumped further down on the brown sofa in my office. He had been late again with a paper . . .

By Emily A. Dause

This post is not a Pollyanna-esque rambling about spreading smiles all over the world.  It's not an abstract inspirational piece with little practical application.  This post is a description . . .

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