Posts tagged with: Relationships

To Be Known

“I always thought it was what I wanted to be loved and admired…. now I think I’d like to be known.” — The Nightingale The idea of being truly known is something I’ve been pondering for a couple weeks now. My thoughts have been prompted by a reflection on our generation and the roadblocks to […]

5 Things to Stop Doing in Your 20s

A lot happens in your 20s! So, it is important to be taking intentional steps towards formulating good habits. What you put into practice today will shape the rest of your life. Here are five habits I have observed in twenty-year-olds and how God is calling us to something different!   Stop Thinking Only About Yourself […]

Advice From A Recovering Quoteaholic

I am a quote junkie. Deep breath…It’s out there. I just love those little sentences that inspire and motivate. Funny quotes, health quotes, Bible verses out of context (that’s a whole other topic!), movie quotes, quotes with beautiful fonts and backgrounds, you name it. And the meme phenomenon has only fueled this obsession. Growing up […]

A Perfect Father Doesn’t Vacuum up His Children

My oldest is nearly seven and she still has the irrational fear of being sucked up by our vacuum cleaner. As far as I know, nothing has ever happened to bring on this condition. But, every time I wheel it out to the living room she’ll get up (even if she’s already a safe distance […]

Are you feeling lonely?

Did you know that we were built to be in community? Even inside the most introverted, independent person, there is a desire to be in community and to be known. Yet, we live in the day of loneliness. Many people suffer from chronic loneliness. Some tests even show that loneliness can lead to disease and […]

Please Don’t Wait for Marriage

It has been an undefined expectation in my head that marriage would fulfill or complete me… “How am I supposed to wait patiently for marriage?” This is a question I have been seriously mulling over the past few months. In order to wait patiently for something, I realized that I had to actually understand what that […]

Posted: April 19, 2017 By: Morgan Hansen
What’s the Point Anyway?

Purpose, Joy, and Satisfaction. At the end of the day, isn’t that what we want to see produced in our lives through what we do and who we spend our time with? I’ve thought about this ever since I could remember. As I was growing up, I can see that I attempted to try to […]

Posted: March 24, 2017 By: Morgan Hansen
Overcoming Our Default Settings

The printer in our staff office is my enemy… to the point that the thought of needing to print something gives me anxiety. Honestly, I do not mix well with most technology but printers especially seem to harbor a certain vendetta against me. My personal struggles aside, I think we all have experienced printing a […]

Sex Is Bad – But It’s Great!

AN UNMARRIED WOMAN’S PERSPECTIVE In recent years I’ve had countless conversations with Christian young people – some married and some unmarried, who have expressed a lack of conviction when it comes to sexual integrity. The difficulty has come with what their Christian circles of influence have taught them. One thing they are being told is […]

Posted: February 3, 2017 By: Erika Haveman
10 Ways to Help Refugees Feel Safe in Your Classroom

Never have there been more displaced people in the world than there are right now. That is what the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) reported earlier this year. According to the report, there are currently about 65.3 million people who have been forced from their homes. Among them are over 20 million refugees, […]