The Word Among Us

Lent 2022 Issue

Publisher's Letter

Chosen and Appointed by God

Ash Wednesday is here again! Are you ready for Lent? No matter how you might answer this question, your Father in heaven is ready! More »


I Have Chosen You

What is the most moving speech you’ve ever heard? Was it Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I have a dream” speech during the 1963 March on Washington? More »

I Have Appointed You

At the Last Supper, Jesus told his disciples, “It was not you who chose me, but I who chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit that will remain” (John 15:16, emphasis added). More »

Remaining in God’s Love

Every Lent, my neighbor takes his young children to a farm for a day of strawberry picking. This is not meant as a faith-building exercise. More »

Special Feature

Padre Pio, Sandy Hook, and Me

There have been times over the past nine years when my attention is drawn to a Scripture passage or the story of a saint that speaks deeply to me. More »

It Won’t Last Forever

Ten years ago, I suffered a brutal attack on my way home from work. The attacker threw me to the ground and stabbed me, leaving me for dead as he fled with my personal belongings. More »

A Chance to Start Over

This time was totally different, Holly explained. Not like other times she tried to “start again” and then quickly fell back into her old way of life. More »