Common Ground

In the past couple of years, I’ve found myself writing prayer poems. Typically unadorned, they stand awkwardly in the corner of the page; but as...

So often we miss it. Harried and distracted, dazed by the seasonal onslaught of tinsel and faux snow and forced cheer—Happy Holidays!—we stumble into Christmas...

In the weeks leading up to our celebration of Christmas day, you’ll know that various strains of seasonal music begins to dominate the airwaves. Some...

Advent is the first season of the Christian year, a time of anticipation and joy in which we slow down to remember God’s coming—his advent—in...

Rachel Kitchens is on staff at Venn Foundation, offering Spiritual Direction on the Residential Fellowship, and teaching on Summer Conference. She grew up in Atlanta,...

I bought my house eight years ago. This was such a gift. After years of renting and rotating housemates, I just couldn’t handle the transience...