Over the years, Ed Bird has wrestled with the phrase "there is no try," but has come to appreciate the wisdom in it, in this essay that spans Star Wars to scripture.
A trek to see the famed "silverback" mountain gorillas in Rwanda taught us that, when the going is tough, it is the destination that matters even more than the journey.
It takes all kinds to make God's world--one in which people answer the "still, small voice" to help one another, as Ed Bird learned on a Friday night when a friend was being evicted and had nowhere to go--or any means to get there.
A shift in perspective--from being a daughter to also being a mother--brings a new appreciation for "this thing called motherhood," in this essay by Sola Olu.
What defines middle age? As Marcia Carruthers observes in this essay, the borders between youth and elderhood have blurred--and delightfully so.
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