Posts tagged with: Relationships

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, […]

Christians Should Read

I was never one of those people you would find lying on the beach, cuddled up by a fireplace, or sitting in a coffee shop, enjoying a good book. The library was not a place to find a good read, but a place for me to find DVDs and magazines. Despite the fact that I’ve […]

Choose Joy

One of the things that I really appreciate about God is his joy, and that he gives it in all circumstances. I think the joy of a Christian can be a very attractive thing to the world. People are caught off guard when they see a person full of joy in the midst of a very hard […]

Ministry is Overrated

“Ministry is overrated” That’s rather a provocative statement. I apologize if I’ve just made you spit out your coffee in surprise at those words. I’ll give you a moment to wipe your screen down. Let me explain. This time last year I was a youth pastor in London, working with young people from a variety of […]

Posted: June 8, 2015 By: Rach Maguire