Wonder

Imagine having no concept of life outside of the town in which you grew up. You live before technology enabled sightseeing from the comfort of the couch and before travel became almost as quick as it is common. How would seeing Niagara Falls for the first time, or the Northern Lights, be a different experience?…

Faith and Mental Health

Have you ever felt like everything was going well, things were finally looking up…and then The Thing happened? Have you ever looked back at your life and seen the exact moment when everything fell apart? Have you ever thrown yourself at the feet of Jesus in prayer and said, “Why is this happening?” Maybe that moment was…

Preventing Broken Relationships

Truth. It is what it is. And yet these days it’s become rather subjective—debates often end with statements like “well, that’s your truth and this is mine.” Now, if we’re talking about our own story, our own history, or our own feelings then sure, we have our truth. But when we’re talking about objective reality, we…

The Descent of Dreams

I ran to the top of the slope and stood on the edge of the cornfield to catch the final moments of the sunset. It was a magnet of incomparable power and beauty, luring me in, a trespasser on someone’s farm property, unable to resist the pull. There was scant color in the sky, except…

Self-Improvement

In his letter to the Romans, St. Paul writes, “I do not understand my own actions. For I do not do what I want, but I do the very thing I hate” (Romans 7:15). This is an experience common to us all; we often act in ways that we know will harm us, rather than…