“Happy” Holidays: How Can We Be Gracious to the Lonely this Holiday Season?

This article is reposted from my contribution to Uncommon Voices Collective. The original article can be found here. On November 12th, ‘Swifties’ across the country were elated when Taylor Swift re-released her album, Red. TikTok was filled with fans making content on the app about heartbreak and commenting on the short film she released and … Continue reading “Happy” Holidays: How Can We Be Gracious to the Lonely this Holiday Season?

Finding God: Amidst Chaos and Coronavirus

It was eerie, sitting in my church’s ‘courtyard’, six feet away from my neighbors in all directions, using our older, smaller altar, refraining from hymnal use, singing along to the piano rather than our majestic pipe organ. Everything was so different. As we left the small service, we were asked to help disinfect our chairs … Continue reading Finding God: Amidst Chaos and Coronavirus

To Walk with Grace through Unseen Sufferings: by Guest Writer Blaire Landon, RN

"There is only one thing that I dread: not to be worthy of my sufferings." – Dostoevsky                 Suffering. It’s a word that encompasses so much, it’s practically indefinable. God promises that we will all experience suffering in our lifetime. The modern American church often dodges the topic of suffering, but when they do … Continue reading To Walk with Grace through Unseen Sufferings: by Guest Writer Blaire Landon, RN

Vocation: Adapted from 2019 Graduation Charge by Guest Writer Brianna Woelmer

Congratulations to the graduating class of 2019! You have worked hard for this achievement, and we are all excited to celebrate this day with you. I still remember sitting where you’re sitting, wearing my cap and gown, taking photos with my family - and wondering what the future held. Big life milestones like graduations not … Continue reading Vocation: Adapted from 2019 Graduation Charge by Guest Writer Brianna Woelmer