In The Dark

Cole Smith

When I was little, I used to scare myself. I’d lie on the top bunk bed in the murky darkness of my bedroom and see faces form in the folds of the curtains. In the soft glow of a weak nightlight, my imagination would break away with those flouncy waves of fabric. My younger brother…

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Let There Be Night

Sis Steele

Last May in Ireland, a bunch of us, gathered over breakfast, exclaimed over the wonderfully long days, even if they weren’t always sunlit. So much more time to sightsee! “What do you do in the winter?” a guest asked our host.  His reply had us chuckling. “Not much. It gets dark at 5 o’clock. I…

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Nerf War

Diane Tarantini

Have you ever read a text or email and you couldn’t figure out the sender’s tone? Was the person joking or being very mean? This week I received one such message. Since then, I’ve been trying to decide whether to reply or not. My gut (Is that you, Holy Spirit?) says, “Don’t even think about…

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When Dark is Light

Beth Bingaman

Send out your light and your truth; let them lead me; let them bring me to your holy hill and to your dwelling! ~ Psalm 43:3 Three-year-olds were gathered around the librarian listening intently to the story she was reading. From over their heads came a loud, thunder-like noise. To the adults in the room,…

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