Why Feet?

I’m not a fan of feet. Oh, I’m thankful for mine, but I don’t generally find feet—with the exception of the Fred Flintstone feet of babies—appealing. So it makes sense to me that washing a guest’s feet was the task of a servant in Jesus’ time. If washing feet was a dirty, smelly job for...

The Challenge of Grace

I have been obsessed lately by the statement in Georges Bernanos’ book The Diary of a Country Priest, also found in a biography about Flannery O’Connor:  “Everything is grace.” It’s a challenge to see grace everywhere, especially in difficult times. Yet grace is everywhere,...

God’s Strength Provides

Our guest blogger today is Drew Savoy, a senior at Anderson University in Indiana. He studies communications with a journalism concentration. He works for The Andersonian (student newspaper) and also broadcasts baseball and basketball games for 98.7 WQME. One thing I have struggled with my entire life is my...

Accept and Surrender

How’s your Lenten journey? My own Lenten journey has been one of surprising insight. Evolving from my last column, I’m being led down a path of recognizing weakness and failure toward acceptance. Simply put, in this life I will never achieve perfection. Maybe I’m slow to learn, but for...

Through the Clouds

It’s a cloudy day today in Cincinnati. It makes me think of our recent trip to the Religious Education Congress in Anaheim California. (It certainly wasn’t cloudy there!) I learned a lesson on the way about our outlook and how that colors our lives. You see, I stopped for a connecting flight in Chicago,...

That ‘One Thing’

Our guest blogger today is Sharon Cross, the project manager in the Media Productions Department at Franciscan Media. To learn more about Media Productions, click here. “Promise this Lent to do one thing to become more aware of God in yourself and in others.” A few years ago I chose these words from a...

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