Where I live, we’ve all been told to stock up on food in the face of COVID-19. Before my workplace shut down, I joined the herd at the grocery store, trying to find food on the shelves that was imperishable. Food that lasts and does not spoil. I settled on spiced tuna and Kraft dinner. Don’t judge … [Read more...] about Imperishable
Church buildings all over the world are shutting their doors in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s a discouraging time, to say the least, to be forced to keep our distance from each other. But these decisions are wise and for the best, even if they are not easy. And so on this Sunday morning … [Read more...] about We Are The Church
In my first semester of university, I developed a severe mental illness that impared my living and threatened my future. I had to withdraw from university, start medication, and, later, undergo therapy. It was my worst nightmare. I went from top of the class to not even being able to be in … [Read more...] about Laura, 32, Library Worker
I have decided to give up Instagram for Lent. I haven’t taken part in this aspect of Christian tradition in the past, but this year I was curious about what it might teach me. Shrove Tuesday arrived (the day before Lent), and as I stood flipping pancakes for my boys’ supper, I wondered if perhaps … [Read more...] about Taste the Moment
Be kind and compassionate to each other, forgiving each other, just as Christ God forgave you. - Ephesians 4:32 (NIV) This question has been on my heart and mind for quite some time now. What does it mean to truly forgive? I don’t mean forgiving the rude teenager working the counter at Starbucks … [Read more...] about What Does it Mean to Truly Forgive?
There’s nothing like thinking that you are mere steps away from having the exact life you’ve always wanted, only to have it all unravel to a complete disaster in an instant. I should have seen it coming but I was in denial. I was devastated. I felt stupid and unloved. I lost the place I called … [Read more...] about True Wellness: Emily, 37, Piano Teacher