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Monthly Archives: August 2021

Creative Engagement in Community

Christian writer John Westerhoff, made a list of why there seems to be a split between our religious life and our daily lives.  He has noticed that the daily life of many church attenders is not affected by what we do at church.  And while he lists several reasons why this is so, at the...

Not Afraid of Change

Please know that as I type this out, this is definitely as much for me as anyone else! You are reading the words of someone who ordered chicken fingers from every restaurant for at least the first 12 years of her life! Change is hard! I think that is one of the reasons that the teaching profession was...

A Positive Presence

The Fall semester is starting for our teens. Normally the start of the school year brings with it some anxieties. Perhaps some are worried about moving up into middle school or high school. Maybe there are concerns about sports teams, or special interest groups. Anxieties and frustrations often plague the minds of our young people. But add to...

“No One Stands Alone And No One Sits Alone”

I read recently about a study conducted many years ago by the Billy Graham organization. They did a follow-up study on people who came to Christ in their crusades as to whether they became involved in a church after that decision and if so, was there one influencing factor. First, they were disappointed with the percentage...