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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. […]

Silencing Shame Silencing Shame

Posted by Connie Armerding on August 15, 2019 in Connie Armerding, Contributing Author, Faith, Wisdom

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 […]

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 […]