Respond: A Cross in the Crevice A Cross in the Crevice

Posted by Guest Blogger on September 5, 2019 in Faith, Guest Blogger

I was completely depleted, dry, and empty. Darkness, like that of a desert on a starless night, had begun to envelop me, and I just wanted to run away to a safe place by myself. My poor husband was confused and speechless when I told him uncharacteristically one morning that I had to leave for […]

Solitude Solitude: The Antidote to Fragmentation

Posted by Guest Blogger on August 29, 2019 in Faith, Guest Blogger, Wisdom

“Solitude is the furnace of transformation. Without solitude we remain…entangled in the illusions of the false self. Without solitude it is virtually impossible to live a spiritual life. …We do not take the spiritual life seriously if we do not set aside some time to be with God and listen to him.” —Henri Nouwen To […]

Silencing Shame Silencing Shame

Posted by Connie Armerding on August 15, 2019 in Uncategorized

As a writer and grad school student, I’m visiting the public library often to find quiet places to work. One day in February, I pulled into the public library parking lot while taking a work call. I sat parked in my car, wrapping up the conversation over my car’s Bluetooth speaker, when an older woman […]

She Calls Him She Calls Him

Posted by Guest Blogger on August 8, 2019 in Faith, Guest Blogger, Prayer, Unite, Build, Live

She calls Him Creator He speaks life Small or large His words breathe Peace She calls Him Way-maker Clearing paths Through mountains Calling pure Hearts To carry His plans Of freedom She calls Him She calls Him She calls Him Promise Keeper Speaking into Dreams Healing past Hurt She calls Him Giver Sacrifices His son […]

Reframing Our Seasons Reframing Our “Seasons”

Posted by Kendra Vollstedt on August 1, 2019 in Contributing Author, Faith, Freedom, Hope

I am exceptional at getting in my own way 99% of the time. Add this blog to the long list of things I have been asked to do where I have overthought, over-complicated and overworked Jesus right out of ‘em. It is astounding to me how quickly I run to hiding behind practically anything to […]