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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 […]

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 […]

Peace In Turmoil Peace in Turmoil

Posted by Guest Blogger on March 8, 2018 in Faith, Guest Blogger

I was exhausted and in a fog.  To say the day was a whirlwind would be an understatement.  I had given birth to my baby just that morning, and now lay in my stiff hospital bed as the neonatologist sat in a chair next to me and rehashed the day’s trauma: cord prolapse, crash C-section, […]