by John Paul Carter
As I age, there's a growing list of things that I wish I'd learned in my youth - wisdom that I either ignored, was never taught, or had no need for at the time. As the German proverb laments, "Too soon old, too late smart."
One of those truths that I wish I had known earlier in my life is contained in the memorable words of the novelist Edith Wharton: "There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it."
by Shannon Moore
In my Sunday School class, we've been discussing the gospel of John. Over the past couple of weeks, we have been talking about the part where Jesus washed the disciples feet in the middle of the last supper.
I grew up in a church that practiced this ritual as a part of communion—if you took communion, you washed feet; men in one room, women in another. In our tradition, however, the idea of washing feet seems bizarre.
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by Melinda Johnston
Many times in the last couple of years I have been asked what my relationship with Crossroads is at this time. It is certainly behind the scenes, but I have continued to work with individual kids, praying that they will become good citizens of society able to sustain themselves and their families and helping where I can. Yesterday I received a copy of a letter that was addressed to our own "Church Lady", Sheila Frosch. I just think it should be shared with all of you.
by Robert Goodrich
Hey Central, I just wanted to give you a little insight into the Washington DC mission trip we just returned from. It was an exciting, enlightening, and extremely tiring mission trip...and I wouldn't change a single thing. This mission trip allowed for numerous opportunities to learn about our country's history, experience first hand what it is like for those who rely solely on public transit, and give back to those who live in the surrounding communities in DC.