A Kolbe Times Interview with Jaylene Johnson

A Kolbe Times Interview with Jaylene Johnson

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We fell in love with Jaylene Johnson’s new album, Potter & Clay, filled with beautifully-crafted, intimate songs about the bumpy road of faith. Hear a sampling of songs from the album, as we discuss her darkest moments, lessons learned, and blessings out of the blue. Continue reading

The Blind Photographer: The Very Rev. Ken Gray

The Blind Photographer: The Very Rev. Ken Gray

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Meet the Very Rev. Ken Gray, an Anglican priest who isn’t afraid of a challenge. Taking up photography might seem counter-intuitive for a blind person, but as Gray’s stunning photos show, he often sees what others miss. Continue reading

The Gift of Hard Things: Finding Grace in Unexpected Places by Mark Yaconelli

The Gift of Hard Things: Finding Grace in Unexpected Places by Mark Yaconelli

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Once in a while a book comes along that feels like a new spiritual classic. Author Mark Yaconelli is an original, fresh voice addressing timeless questions about brokenness and suffering. Continue reading

Life with Tourette Syndrome: A Mother’s Perspective

Life with Tourette Syndrome: A Mother’s Perspective

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Longtime Sesame Street writer Emily Perl Kinsley, whose son Jason has Down Syndrome, once wrote that raising a child with special needs can seem like planning a trip to Italy, and then finding out that you’re headed for Holland. But after you’ve been there awhile, you begin to notice that “Holland has windmills, and tulips…and even Rembrandts.” Continue reading

Ordinary Life

Ordinary Life

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In this loving salute to family life, poet Barbara Crooker reveals the glowing grace that shines its light in the midst of the ordinary. Continue reading

The Slow, Imperceptible March of Goodness

The Slow, Imperceptible March of Goodness

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When we feel surrounded by great evil and darkness, “our very misfortunes become part of the growth of love, truth, and justice.” How can that be? Ron Rolheiser encourages us to search underneath what’s happening in the daily news to see God alive and working. Continue reading

Divine Multiplication: A Parable of Loaves and Fishes

Divine Multiplication: A Parable of Loaves and Fishes

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A ministry that fed the hungry for 25 years was about to shut down, but God seems to delight in paradox and surprises. If a grain of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it bears much fruit. And a bit of bread and a few fish, offered in faith, are more than enough to feed the crowd. Continue reading