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Publisher's Letter

Give Them Something to Eat

A Letter from the Publisher

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The beginning of a new year is traditionally a time for reflection: on our lives, our families, and our goals. It’s also a time to look back over the past year and reflect on its ups and downs. Well, 2016 also marks the beginning of our thirty-fifth year of publication, and to mark this milestone, we want to share with you some reflections on our history and calling. Continue »

Honoring the Faithfulness of the Lord

A Letter from the President

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In my family, whenever someone celebrates a birthday, the rest of us do something special for him or her: we honor that person in a special way. Continue »

Inside This Issue

Giving Away What God Has Given

What Is the Message of The Word Among Us?

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Here’s a quick Bible question: What was the first thing Peter did after he was filled with the Holy Spirit on Pentecost? Continue »

Creative, Liberating, Living, and Fruitful

What is it about the Scriptures?

comment | Posted Jan 01, 2016

It’s no secret that we at The Word Among Us love to talk about the Scriptures. It’s because we have experienced Scripture as a life-giving word, a liberating word, and a word that has the power to turn us into “living gospels.” And we know we are in very good company. Continue »

Special Feature

Listen, Love, Accompany

How Mary Inspired a Doctor to Help Women in Crisis Pregnancies

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“John, why are you hurting me?” Continue »

Celebrating Elizabeth

Her Life Was Short, Fragile, and Precious Beyond Telling

comment | Posted Jan 01, 2016

My fiancé and I received our baby’s devastating diagnosis at our usual doctor’s office. I had hoped the ultrasound would show that the baby was fine; the tiny arms of our child on the screen appeared to be waving vigorously. Then the ultrasound technician stepped out of the room, and a doctor entered. Continue »

Swept Away by Mercy

What Happened to Zacchaeus Can Happen to Us

comment | Posted Jan 01, 2016

Jesus encountered many people throughout Palestine. The Gospels have transmitted a record of some of these people and have given us their names for the most part. One prominent detail immediately leaps out: these women and men are almost always in difficult situations or are suffering from a sickness, from grief, or from some other painful situation. Continue »