What’s So Wrong With Being High Maintenance?
Allison Vesterfelt
By Allison Vesterfelt

For most of my life, I prided myself on being relatively low maintenance. I was always more likely to go camping than shopping, hated the idea of asking for help (especially if it meant playing the “damsel in distress”), and tried to be the kind of person who never needed too much of anything from anyone.

I thought this made me the best kind of friend, sister, daughter and even girlfriend anyone could ever ask for. I was so easy to be around, I thought […]

10 Reasons Pastors are Important
Donald Miller
By Donald Miller

Yesterday afternoon, I talked with a friend on the phone who has been a pastor for more than twenty-five years. He’s an upbeat, optimistic guy who has brilliant ideas and loves shepherding the people who come to his church. I have always thought being a pastor is one of the hardest things a person could do, but my friend makes it look easy. It never occurred to me how hard his job was until I asked him how I could pray for him. He told me that the coming week was going to be difficult, that he had to officiate two funerals, one of them a suicide. He said he’d done many funerals, but these two were very close to his heart.

Can you imagine having to speak at a funeral? Moreover, can you imagine having to speak for God at a funeral? Can you imagine having to speak for God […]

Sunday Morning Sermon – A Muslim Child Teaches Us to Turn the Other Cheek
Donald Miller
By Donald Miller

Malala Yousafzai is not your average 16-year old. At 14, she was the victim of an attempted assassination by the Taliban in her native Pakistan. They attempted to kill her for her outspoken, popular support for the rights of women and children.

She survived the attack and has gone on to enjoy a well-deserved global platform through which she is making the world aware of the plight of women in the Middle East.