The Word Among Us

Jan/Feb 2015 Issue

Persistent Faith, Abundant Grace

Not a subscriber? Subscribe now! »
Read today's Daily Meditation and Reading »

Publisher's Letter

A Letter from the Publisher

Back in 1980 while I was in graduate school, I was struck by the number of studies that showed how people who set goals and make plans tend to outperform those who live day-to-day. More »


Ready, Set, Receive!

Have you made any New Year's resolutions yet? If you have, did you formulate a plan that will help you stick with them as the weeks and months pass by? Sociologists and psychologists agree that those who make plans and set realistic goals are far more likely to succeed than those who just go through life relying only on good fortune and hoping for the best. More »

Grace and Nature

Of all the characters in the Gospels, no one seems to be singled out more than St. Peter—and not always in a good way! It was Peter who tried to walk on water, but ended up all wet. More »

Jumping into Grace

Happy New Year! Have you made any resolutions yet? Perhaps to lose weight or to get a better handle on your finances? Maybe to exercise more or to give up a bad habit? More »

Special Feature

Unwrapping an Unlikely Gift

If an angel brought us into a room filled with boxes and told us that we could have any one of them, we would examine the labels listing their contents before we made our choice. More »

Stumbling toward Heaven

Her name is Gabrielle, but everybody calls her Gabby. She is fifty years old, and her favorite things are The Muppet Show, nursery rhymes, infant musical toys, and playing patty-cake. More »

One Life at a Time

You may have heard this story before: A man at the beach sees thousands of starfish washed ashore by the tide. He notices a young girl throwing them back into the sea, one by one. More »