Release Your Burden

Release Your Burden

by Peggy Park Anthony rode on a long train trip through Eastern Europe. He clutched a heavy bag on his lap throughout the journey. Upon disembarking the conductor inquired, “Why didn’t you put that bag down?” “I didn’t know there was a place to put it,” Anthony replied. Sometimes even Christians forget to put down […]

Playing Games With God

Playing Games with God

by Bob Hostetler Despite how we act or how much we hope, it is impossible to outwit God. Two men leaned over a kitchen table one Saturday afternoon playing Scrabble®. It was mid-December 1979 and, so the story goes, one of them wondered aloud, “Think how many Scrabble games have been sold.” The other added, […]

Who Will Hear My Cofession

Who Will Hear My Confession?

by Steven Clark Goad The Catholic Church encourages its members to confess their sins to a priest. Though many churches have not formalized confession to that degree, they nonetheless encourage confession among their members. In many congregations an invitation is offered for those who need to come to Christ, or confess sins, or be restored. […]