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Losing weight has improved the Rev. Eldrick Davis' health and renewed his energy for ministry. Photo by Alex Maness

Weight loss is ministry's gain

At one time, Pastor Eldrick Davis couldn’t preach without a portable oxygen tank. Last year, he lost more than 100 pounds with the support of his congregation and a Duke program to help pastors lose weight and improve their health.

Christine A. Scheller: When storms come

Hurricane Sandy was only the most recent in a string of storms for a New Jersey writer. But we are in this life together, she says. When we link arms, we remind ourselves that beauty exists in the world always, an icon of God’s grace.