When Life is Lent

April 11, 2017 | Posted by Ken Chitwood

As we turn from Lent to the celebration and season of Easter, it is tempting to think that Lent is over. But for some of us, life is Lent.  In the book, “City of God: Faith in the Streets,” Sara Miles wrote, “Lent is the world we live in.” Suffering, decay, and death surround us. Anguish, sadness, […]

 

3 Reasons You Can Trust That God Actually Doe...

March 1, 2017 | Posted by Ashley Davis

Don’t have your life planned out? No problem! Sometimes it can be hard to plan for the future as a high school student because there are so many options. Indeed, it can seem overwhelming. Between school, career decisions, part time jobs and applying for colleges and scholarships, there are a lot of things a high […]

 

What Happened to Kindness?

November 10, 2016 | Posted by Randy Raasch

It seems to me that our culture isn’t as kind as it once was. Road rage plagues our travel. Cable news shows pit political foes against each other, who shout at one another. Radio talk show hosts use abrasive terms to identify the people who don’t agree with them. Internet bloggers make a living by […]

 

How to Avoid Drowning While Transitioning

November 7, 2016 | Posted by Emilie Finke

At about five years old, I did not know the definition of the word “frenemy.” Had I known then that a frenemy was a person with whom one is friendly despite a fundamental dislike or rivalry (thanks, Google) I would never have gone into a swimming pool with one in the first place. She looked […]

 

Getting There Together

November 3, 2016 | Posted by Will Miller

Years ago I was offered a job teaching in rural Thailand. As usual, teaching afforded me the opportunity to learn more than I ever gave back to my students. Much of what I learned was related to the culture differences between this developing world culture and my native Western society back home in the United […]

 

Are You Qualified?

October 31, 2016 | Posted by Billy Brath

Ever look at your responsibilities and think, “There is no way I’m qualified for this!?” Good. On our own we’re never qualified for our vocational callings, God qualifies us! By His blessings and guidance we push on, serving and fulfilling our calls. My challenge is this: hire/engage leaders who on paper aren’t qualified according to […]