Posts about Faith

Understanding and Being Understood Understanding and Being Understood

Posted by Guest Blogger on April 19, 2018 in Faith, Guest Blogger, Wisdom

“The most basic of all human needs is the need to understand and be understood.” — Ralph Nichols My thought process began from within the confines of staff bathroom stall where inspirational literature is often photocopied and taped haphazardly at toilet-eye-level to the interior of the stall door. The gist of the particular piece was […]

Living in the Tension: Right and Wrong Live in the Tension: Being Right and Wrong

Posted by Guest Blogger on April 12, 2018 in Faith, Guest Blogger, Wisdom

A few months back, I accidentally walked my entire family through the front door of a complete stranger’s house, much to the residents’ surprise. Let me explain. On that particular Sunday afternoon, my family and I were driving around neighborhoods looking at open houses. Fully absorbed in my own context, we drove up to this […]

Hope in the Face of Death Hope in the Face of Death

Posted by Guest Blogger on April 5, 2018 in Faith, Guest Blogger, Hope

I grew up surrounded by my Grandfather’s bookshelves. Stacked high with the Romantics, Victorians, and Transcendentalists, myriads of voices lined up in rows, classics which birthed my love for the written word. Sitting beneath these towers of authors’ musings intensified all the world’s beauty. So it only felt right that I read a sonnet from […]

Rejoicing in the Midst of Grief Rejoicing in the Midst of Grief

Posted by Guest Blogger on March 29, 2018 in Faith, Family, Hope

Grief has many faces. None of them are pretty. When you hear someone is “grieving,” you think of the loss of a loved one. For me, the most I’ve ever grieved was when I found out I couldn’t have children. I grieved the death of a dream. How do you reconcile a report like that […]

Defaulting to Righteousness Defaulting to Righteousness

Posted by Guest Blogger on March 22, 2018 in Faith, Freedom, Guest Blogger

Day after day, week after week, and year after year, Melinda came to the church office to rehash her list of most recent failures. Despite declaring her faith in Jesus years earlier, Melinda’s life did not bear the distinguishing marks of transformation the Bible promised in verses like 2 Corinthians 5:17 which says, “Therefore, if […]