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Readers of the Sentinel recognize the title of this editorial as the heading for one of the continuing features in this magazine. Obviously it has a dual meaning. We talk about matters that are part of family life, and we're also affirming that families do matter tremendously.
Of course there are many kinds of families. Most basic, we care about our parents and children, brothers and sisters, grandmothers and grandfathers, aunts and uncles, nieces and nephews. It's a long list. There are also people that we come to love and trust so much that even though there is no blood relationship, they too become family.
Family can be as far-reaching as to extend back to early Christian pioneers or out to our fellow church members on the other side of the planet. And at this moment we are related to people we don't even know. Everywhere there are men and women who are reaching out to know God's presence and care. Even without knowing exactly who they are, we share a bond of family interest, that our prayers will find what they search for.
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What is your motive for praying?
Marjorie C. Stephens
Bringing to remembrance
Mary Louise Moseley
Patricia P. Wilson
On caring for disciples
Jeannie J. Ferber
Baptism, communion, and Christian Science
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Share the recipe
Robert J. Rowan
Safety under God's law
Michael D. Rissler
It is with deep gratitude that I write this testimony after almost a...
Roberta Moore Ford with contributions from Molly B. Ryder Southard
It is with deepest gratitude that I tell of a healing brought about...
Claudia Anne Clark Luzadder
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Lea von Däniken-Steiner
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Marion Alice Sanborn