Contributed on Dec 9, 2012
A first-person narrative of Zechariah's experience before the angel Gabriel.
I resent a little your pastor’s description of me in the bulletin. “Zechariah the Silent”? It’s true, for nine months I was unable to croak out a single “Shalom!” to those I passed on the street. But ever since God opened my mouth again I have not stopped ...read more
Contributed on Dec 16, 2012
Elizabeth's humble faith inspires us to rejoice loudly at Jesus' coming.
Every crowd has one. He or she is the one who works the room pumping the hands of strangers and slapping the backs of old friends. If you ever lose sight of this person, you usually can still hear him or her above the din of conversation. Some would say they’re loud but they’re just ...read more
Contributed on Dec 23, 2012
A first-person narrative from Mary's perspective on what made her husband a faith-action hero.
Noah. David. Daniel. Are these the people that come to mind when you think of faith-action heroes? Spending your life’s savings to build a boat that may never see water seems like a pointless waste. Staring up at an armed and angry nine-foot giant while packing nothing more than a few stones ...read more