by Meadow Rue Merrill | Nov 17, 2022 | News |
In need of some encouragement? Me too. Each morning when I check the news, I’m more and more aghast at what I read. My constant prayer in this time of trouble is “God help us.” Not as a flippant aside, but as a persistent reminder of our unrelenting need for his Grace. One way I’ve found to combat the underlying stress of the day is to scatter faith inspiring books around my house. And so, here are three books, written by friends, that keep me going:
by Meadow Rue Merrill | Sep 6, 2022 | News | “What makes a poem a poem?” a student in my high school English class asked me last year. “Can anything be a poem?” I struggled to answer. Poetry is often hard to define, the way abstract art is hard to define, but I did my best. “Narrative writing is an elephant...
by Meadow Rue Merrill | Jun 11, 2021 | News |
Everywhere I look – on social media, television commercials, slogans printed on T-shirts and pasted on signs – the prevailing message today seems to be about achieving greatness, thinking big, striving for the maximum measure of success.
by Meadow Rue Merrill | Mar 4, 2021 | News |
Years ago, the leader of a parent’s support group I was in led a guided meditation. “Close your eyes,” she encouraged us.
by Meadow Rue Merrill | Feb 17, 2021 | News |
Five years ago I eagerly shared with readers that internationally known Christian apologist Ravi Zacharias was speaking in Bangor. The event, Why Jesus?, sold out, packing the Cross Insurance Center with 6,755 people. Among them were a load of high school students I’d wrangled onto a bus.
by Meadow Rue Merrill | Feb 11, 2021 | News | We’ve all missed a lot this past year, but one thing I’ve missed the most is gathering together for worship. While it isn’t always possible to get together in person, I’d like to celebrate Lent by looking at Jesus through this eyes of one of...