Three Things My Mom Taught Me About Hope
Heather Avis
By Heather Avis

My mom has Parkinson’s. A little over ten years ago her body was behaving strangely. I remember it well because, at the time, my husband and I lived next door to my parents. I remember getting home from work and walking the dirt path that connected my backyard to theirs. I remember going into the […]

What I Learned From My Big Brother About Those Who Hurt Me
Allison Fallon
By Allison Fallon

Recently, my older brother was in a bike accident. He wasn’t going to tell me about it (he hates to draw attention to himself or make a big deal out of things) but I heard the story from someone else and, of course, had a thousand questions. What happened? Are you okay? Were you wearing a helmet?

He was fine, he said. It wasn’t that big of a deal. But I kept pressing him to tell me the rest of the story, until finally he did.

The Single Most Powerful Question You Can Ask
Donald Miller
By Donald Miller

When novelists sit down to write a narrative, there is a question they ask themselves in order to create exciting and meaningful stories, and that same question can also create a more exciting and meaningful life. That question is: “What if?”

J.R.R. Tolkien once asked the question “What if” there existed a place called Middle Earth, and “What if” Middle Earth were under threat? Every good story begins with some form of this question, and so does every life.