One Thing We Often Forget About Creating A Masterpiece
Hillary Rector
By Hillary Rector

For the past few years I’ve been planting vegetable gardens in our yard each spring. I’m far from an expert, but I’m learning more every year. Any practical lesson I learn about how to best take care of my plants is almost always a figurative lesson for how to take care of the rest of […]

How A “Step of Faith” Might Look Different Than You Imagined
JJ Peterson
By JJ Peterson

We often talk about “taking a step of faith.” The context seems to refer to a moment of strength where, after a long time of processing, praying, and sweating through the options, we muster up the fortitude to confidently step out and trust we won’t slip. Sure, there is trepidation and fear. But we usually […]

Do You Apologize Too Much?
Allison Vesterfelt
By Allison Vesterfelt

It was my first job. Looking back, it wasn’t that big of a deal. I was greeting people at the door of a chain restaurant, asking a simple question, ushering them to their seats with the appropriate number of menus. But for me, at seventeen years old, this was me, becoming an adult. This was […]

A New Way to Think About Not Getting What You Want
Bob Goff
By Bob Goff

I was in college and thought I wanted to be a forest ranger and later, a surfer. Then I got my first “dear Bob” letter from someone I really cared for who didn’t want to date a forest ranger or a surfer any more. I’ve learned that God sometimes allows us to find ourselves in […]