“Who’s ruining our day Sam?” Susie asked in disbelief. Her lips were stretched tight like a rubber band about to snap, her eyes filled with an inferno that displayed concretely her nearly uncontrollable anger. Samuel and Susie stood in the pouring rain. An umbrella, hoisted above their heads, was managing to keep the cold early […]

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The Mute Monk is a captivating parable written by Jake Bouma that will have you contemplating themes of grace, forgiveness, memory, and fate long after you’ve finished listening. Jake is an ecclesial junkie, aspiring polymath, and cancer survivor who currently serves as Director of Youth & Family Ministry at Faith Lutheran Church in Des Moines, […]

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By Jesse Turri I grew up in a little town in North Dakota called Devil’s Lake. Devil’s Lake got it’s name because the Sioux people called the lake nearby mni wak’áŋ chante, or “bad spirit lake.” The word “bad” in the name referred to the high salt content of the lake, making it unfit to […]

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This poem was written by Sarah Wells for Unfolded. Please visit Sarah’s blog and follower her on twitter. … “Your desire will be for your husband, and he will rule over you.” – Genesis 3:16b After a day alone with my children gardening, hiking, cleaning, coloring, singing, driving, or whatever we find time to do, […]

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John ended his cell phone call when he saw Edward approaching. “So you were going to tell me a story, something about what happened last week,” the gruff voice rang in Edward’s ears as he sat his cup of coffee down and slid into the secluded booth across from John. The out-of-the-way diner was busy […]

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