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The art of listening

By Richard Gammill Special to The PREVIEW A newly elected and very young congresswoman received this advice from a mentor: “You have two ears and one mouth. Let your listening…

One life, many lives

By Jan Davis Special to The PREVIEW 1 Corinthians 13:11, “When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child:…

High hopes and the process of hoping

By Jeff Smith Special to The PREVIEW The process of hoping has one vital step that few talk about. Having hope is a great idea. That is not news. Lots…

The real church

By Jeff Smith Special to The PREVIEW Churches are not always tranquil places. They are not meant to be. There is a classic picture of the small, white church with…

Service or convenience?

By Richard Gammill Special to The PREVIEW During my senior year in college, I worked for several months in a “service station.” That’s what it was called in those days…

An enduring message

By Connie L. Peters Special to The PREVIEW I wrote my wedding vows to my husband-to-be in August 1979 for his birthday, and we were married in October. I copied…

The day heaven winked

By Cheryl Jackson Special to The PREVIEW The sun was warming the Colorado landscape in late June 2002 as the Missionary Ridge fire raged on the mountain. Our son was…

A strong dose of humility

By Julie Bacon Special to The PREVIEW Recently, I ended my morning ritual of meditation and prayer in earnestness, stating, “God, I would like to know the true meaning of…

God redeems families

By Jeff Smith Special to The PREVIEW Dear Pastor, This is to give you heads up on a family I have invited to church. They have moved to this area…

Community: wired to belong

By Mark Thompson Special to The PREVIEW I was determined at any cost not to be left out. In retrospect, the phrase was not metaphorical or hyperbole; I was willing…