making your spiritual calories count

January 22nd, 2015 | Posted by Stephanie Chapin
We hear it every day: "Make your calories count!" I want to challenge you to reevaluate how many "spiritual calories" you are consuming a day! Are you depending on protein, kale, or juicing to make you healthy? read more...



December 31st, 2014 | Posted by Deanna Meyer
So, I'm about to let you in on a secret. A big one! Come closer. A little closer. Are you ready? Okay, this may come as a surprise, but, I'm not perfect. I know, I know. It's shocking. According to every job interview I've had, I'd say the exact opposite rings true, but alas, I'm not. *sigh* I guess I'm writing on this topic this week in hopes that others need to hear this in the same way that I have voraciously needed to hear it. read more...

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a daughter’s memory

December 22nd, 2014 | Posted by Gina Flores-Elder
A few months back, Cathe Laurie asked me to jot down some memories I had of my mother. This came about because we were talking about our moms and how precious our time with them is, and how the upcoming holidays were going to be really tough for me because I lost my mother on February 2, 2014 read more...


a day with al

December 11th, 2014 | Posted by Kelli Trontel
A few months ago, I noticed a man sitting outside of my church—on the same bench—week after week. You know that feeling you get deep down inside . . . that prompts you to do something that you're not always comfortable doing?! Yeah, well that happened. read more...


don't miss the leftovers

November 21st, 2014 | Posted by Teri Timar
Of the fifty plus Thanksgiving days in my lifetime, I have only been away from home and my immediate family a handful of times. During my four years of playing college basketball, I missed Thanksgiving at home because my college team participated in a tournament each year, which required travel on Thanksgiving Day in order to begin play on Friday. read more...