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Into The Wilderness: Alone Yet Together

Posted by Connie Armerding on March 19, 2020 in Connie Armerding, Contributing Author, Faith, Hope

I’ve had the same waking thought several times this past week. “Is this really happening?” Amidst my disbelief, it is clearly happening. Our cities, states, nation and world are systematically locking down and we are retreating to our respective dwelling places; alone, yet in it together. For some of us, the impact of the COVID […]


Posted by Ashley Bell on February 6, 2020 in Ashley Bell, Community, Freedom, Friendship, Unite, Build, Live

February is African American History month. A time set apart to acknowledge the contributions of African Americans in the building of our country. These contributions are not to be relegated to just one month but to be acknowledged on a regular basis, because they are woven throughout the fabric of our nation. It ought to […]

Second Glances, Second Chances

Posted by Guest Blogger on November 21, 2019 in Contributing Author, Faith, Hope, Wisdom

It was an ordinary morning in late May, when most of the spring blooms had already come and nearly gone. I stood at the bay window at the back of the house, letting the spotty stream of morning sun bathe and warm my bare toes.  As I stood, I began to notice the towering tree […]

Integrity: Owning Our Inconsistencies Integrity: Owning Our Inconsistencies

Posted by Connie Armerding on October 24, 2019 in Connie Armerding, Contributing Author, Wisdom

I usually sat on the right side of the auditorium about midway to the back. Just over half the seats were occupied and students were scattered across the room in clusters.  My Psychology 101 course at Wheaton College occurred on Tuesdays and Thursdays right during peak lunchtime hours. On this particular Tuesday I had slept […]

Civil Discourse Civil Discourse

Posted by Ashley Bell on October 3, 2019 in Ashley Bell, Contributing Author, Faith, Unite, Build, Live

I think it’s safe to say that one of the fatal flaws in the Evangelical Christian Church today is our inability to talk to one another civilly about pressing culturally relevant issues facing our society. Within the last four years this has become increasingly more evident amidst our ever changing, and overly aggressive political climate. […]