Shifting Sand: Trusting God in a Culture of Deconstructed Faith

Shifting Sand Trusting God in a Culture of Deconstructed Faith by Samantha Branch   Faith is a lot like sand on a beach—moving, shifting, and even briefly disappearing—before it slowly begins to come into view again. As I get older, I am desperate for more tangible proof that what I...

When It’s Not about Faith: Facing Depression As a Believer

When It’s Not about Faith: Facing Depression As a Believer by Melinda Olsen   We live in a fast-paced, on-the-go kind of world. Busyness and rules can lock us into routines and behavior patterns in which we don’t have time for rest, quality time with friends and family, time outside...

Don’t Look Back: A Biblical Theology of Aging

Don't Look Back: A Biblical Theology of Aging by Dawn Davidson   We left Eastern Europe on a Friday, just before Russia invaded Ukraine. It’s odd not to be there living my usual life—walking our dog, meeting up with my friends at Paragraph Coffee, and planning women’s events. Once again,...

Three Truths to Bring Hope in Transition: Biblical Wisdom for Life Changes

Three Truths to Bring Hope in Transition: Biblical Wisdom for Life Changes by Bethany Broderick   I strode into the kitchen wearing a long-sleeved T-shirt and scarf. My husband glanced up and laughed. “You know it’s going to reach eighty degrees today.” “I don’t care,” I said, turning up my...

When you are disappointed, remember that you were made for more than this.

Reframing Disappointment: How Unmet Longings Point Us to Heaven

Reframing Disappointment:  How Unmet Longings Point Us to Heaven by Macie Moseley   I hate to admit it, but I often find myself face to face with disappointment. Without realizing it, I create unreasonable expectations in almost every aspect of my life. Even though I know I’m imperfect, I feel...

Finding Grace in Our Brokenness: How God Handles Our Mistakes

Finding Grace in Our Brokenness: How God Handles Our Mistakes by Lori Ann Wood   I had no risk factors and no family history, but I had early warning signs of heart failure—shortness of breath, inability to exercise, fatigue.  For years, my family urged me to go to the doctor....