Toasters and coasters and give us this day

Dark days, Promoted

We have been ferried up, up, up the excruciating climb, full of dread and horror. Now we creep over the edge and hang poised.

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My church experience

Promoted, Walking with Jesus

In a white country church house with six pews on the right and six pews on the left, I formed my first ideas of God and his people.

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What I saw: Good Friday reflections

Dark days, Promoted

I have never seen a man’s back worn to shreds by a cruel whip, but I have seen crisscrossed lines of despair in the wrists of a friend.

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The Button Story

Promoted, Something from nothing

For all Mrs. Zook knows, yellow and gray may be out of style by now. She would have to ask her sister Kim, who knows about things like that.

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The gospel according to Richard Scarry

Out and about, Promoted

He looks so precious sitting in the cart, and he eats his graham crackers with a bib, and total strangers tell you how cute and well-behaved he is.

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