How Women Get Men to Heaven, by Casey Chalk

Inviting Us to Participate in Sin, by Wendell Hull
August 17, 2022
Daily Scripture Readings and Meditation: Do You Begrudge My Generosity?
August 17, 2022

The husband’s ability to perform his duties will likely hinge on his wife, who must not only be industrious, patient, and loving, but also push him toward heaven.


Earlier this year, my mother’s side of the family gathered in the mountains of Western Virginia to bury my grandmother, who had died at the age of 99. She would be joining her husband, my grandfather, who was buried a decade before in a small cemetery hidden in the woods, owned by a local Church of the Brethren congregation that first came to the Shenandoah Valley in the 1700s. Though my grandparents both were Catholic, my grandfather had wanted to be buried in the remote Virginia mountains he loved.

The funeral and subsequent time with family were, of course, in honor of my deceased grandmother. …