What’s New to You? by Tammy Abee Blom

Eve whispered in my ear, “I am so disappointed.” I whispered back, “Me too. Should we get Audrey and go?” As we left the penguin exhibit at the zoo, both girls were hurling complaints at me. They were riled at the presenter, who had arrived five minutes late, never...

Your Words Met a Need by Jayne Davis

I’ll never forget the words scribbled at the end of my divinity school theology paper.  “Your words met a need in my own life.  I look forward to your future ministry.” Future ministry?  I hadn’t even imagined that far ahead!  It is amazing how a word of...

The Feast by Jenny Call

As a Baptist, I grew up associating food and religion. There was nothing better than a potluck after church—we would always have fried chicken, of course, and a table filled with desserts. I loved the way the smell of the meal permeated the sanctuary, along with the...

Standing Watch by Tammy Abee Blom

It was a typical morning in our neighborhood. I was walking down the driveway to get the newspaper. Mrs. D was loading her car for work, while Mr. S was walking his two dogs. Suddenly the abnormal happened. One of the toddlers from next door came running out his...