Posts about Wisdom

Believe Believe

Posted by Guest Blogger on November 28, 2019 in Guest Blogger, Hope, Wisdom

Have you ever believed in something that ended up in crushing disappointment or embarrassment? Did the experience make you stop believing? Did it make you change what you believed? When we realize life is hard, and some of our believing is crushed by broken promises, unmet expectations, hurt feelings, or disappointments, we have a tendency […]

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 […]

Necessary Conversations

Posted by Guest Blogger on November 7, 2019 in Guest Blogger, Prayer, Wisdom

Google the word prayer and you will get about 830,000,000 results. Prayer is obviously something that people are curious about and often is something that we complicate more than necessary. Because of its importance, we feel that a simple approach is not effective. But prayer is just a personal conversation, “a spiritual transaction with the […]

Ask. Seek. Knock. Ask. Seek. Knock.

Posted by Guest Blogger on October 31, 2019 in Faith, Freedom, Wisdom

Radical Love Involves Radical Surrender. We are told that if we ask, seek, and knock, things will be given, found, and opened to us (Matt 7:7). But, are we knocking on the doors we want for ourselves, or those that are surrendered to God? Are we healing in faith and assured power, or hiding behind […]

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 […]