No one enjoys hardships, but as much as we want to avoid struggles, they are a reality of life and believers are not exempt. In fact, scripture says we will experience all sorts of trials. My brothers and sisters, consider it nothing but joy when you fall into all sorts of trials, because you … [Read more...] about Count it Joy
Society today seems to be in the midst of an ongoing tension between promoting success at all costs and valuing self-care over self-discipline. In other words, the media tells us to work hard, hustle harder, and do whatever it takes to reach the top, regardless of what we may find when we get there… … [Read more...] about Hope, 21, Student
Heather Trites, 35, Event Planner I hear the phrase "forever home" used a lot lately when it comes to buying a house, adopting a child or pet, etc. Over the past couple years, it seems I have been learning in a very real way that we are not there yet. Earth is not our forever home. About two … [Read more...] about Heather, 35, Event Planner
I didn’t grow up in a liturgical church tradition and don’t remember our church making a huge deal out of Advent. I do remember lighting candles every week for the four weeks leading up to Christmas, and a short reading each week. It was more of an addition to what felt like an already full order of … [Read more...] about On Advent and Waiting and Hope
“We put our hope in the Lord, He is our help and our shield In Him our hearts rejoice, For we trust in His holy name. Let your unfailing love surround us Lord, For our hope is in You alone.” (Psalm 33:20-22, NLT) Not long ago, after my good friend Kimberly (the founder of Well Christian … [Read more...] about Where is Your Hope?