What Do You Expect When Facing the Storms of Life?

By , Contributing Writer| September 9th, 2018|

The summer following my college graduation, my wife and I did an internship at the church she attended growing up. We stayed with her parents, so our expenses were minimal, and we were excited the church was paying us $75 a week. After we'd served a number of weeks, a couple in the church offered [...]

How the Holy Spirit Can Empower Us

By , Contributing Writer| August 1st, 2018|

Discovering the Holy Spirit After my divorce, to say I struggled would be an understatement. But among the most glaring evidences of my struggle was my lack of finances. Nearly every month, I made my way to the office of the apartment complex where I lived to explain again why my rent payment would be [...]

Loving My Neighborhood

By , Contributing Writer| June 27th, 2018|

What Is Love? When we think of ways to impact our neighborhood, we should think about how to love our neighbors. But what is love? How do you define love? Is it a feeling? An emotional response to a given stimulus? When your mouth is full of your favorite dessert, it is dripping down your [...]

Overcoming Disillusionment with the Church

By , Contributing Writer| April 11th, 2018|

What is Disillusionment? Have you ever been to Las Vegas? What enters your mind when you think of that city? Glitter? Glamour? Gambling? Though Vegas itself holds very little appeal to us, my wife and I now visit occasionally because our son and his wife live there. On our last visit, I saw an advertisement [...]

Reflections on the Stations of the Cross

By , Contributing Writer| March 22nd, 2018|

As I reflect on what filled my heart and mind as I pondered the Stations of the Cross, I'm forced to consider: for me, this wasn't simply an historical journey remembering the steps of Jesus; this was a personal pilgrimage following the footsteps of my own life. From the outset, when considering the Stations of [...]

What I Learned About the Impact of Divorce

By , Contributing Writer| March 4th, 2018|

The Emotional Impact of Divorce Having lost both of my parents, a sister, many other relatives, and friends to death, there's a part of me that believes the death of my marriage and subsequent divorce resulted in a longer, more agonizing period of grief than the death of my loved ones. When someone we love [...]