Walter N. Maris (Missouri)
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Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth. Worship the Lord with gladness; come before him with joyful songs. . . . give thanks to him and praise his name. - Psalm 100:1-2, 4 (NIV)
The 88-year-old woman had come to the soup kitchen for her supper. She seemed to be the life of the party at her table, encouraging everyone around her. Apparently hard of hearing, she talked loudly, which allowed many people to hear the “Bless you!” that she said to those who...
"When I became a parent, I struggled to find God within the chaotic world where I now lived. I was used to contemplative prayer, to silence and service and listening for God’s still, small voice in quiet, hidden spaces. Suddenly none of my life felt quiet or hidden – it was all loud, messy, and exposed." Discover more.