Posts about Connie Armerding

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 […]

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 […]

Unlearning is Learning, Too. Unlearning is Learning, Too.

Posted by Connie Armerding on May 30, 2019 in Connie Armerding, Contributing Author, Faith, Wisdom

The phrase “two steps forward, one step back” has been rattling around in my head the past few weeks. My husband recently described a childhood experience where his family climbed Mount Saint Helens in Washington State. He explained how the final 1,000 feet of elevation climb is made through gritty sand-like volcanic ash and pumice […]

Know Your Value Know Your Value

Posted by Connie Armerding on February 7, 2019 in Connie Armerding, Contributing Author, Faith, Family, Forgiveness, Marriage, Unite, Build, Live

Inexplicably life has a way of revealing common threads from what seem to be completely unrelated events, seasons, and experiences. One such thread for me has just so happened to center around a household appliance. I know, odd. The story line spans over 15 years, but has come to represent a recurring testimony of the […]

Pruning Precedes Flourishing Pruning Precedes Flourishing

Posted by Connie Armerding on November 8, 2018 in Connie Armerding, Contributing Author, Faith, Wisdom

I  grew up in a home with silk plants. There weren’t a lot of them, but there were enough…enough to cause me to never want any of my own. In my adult commitment to live greenery, I’ve realized maintaining these living things is a bit harder than I thought. Regardless, I couldn’t pass up a […]