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The Purpose of My Soul

March 25, 2013 9:07 AM

Have a purpose in life, and having it, throw such strength of mind and muscle into your work as God has given you. -Thomas Carlyle The view of tree-lined, snowcapped mountains, with Mt. Lassen towering above all, was majestic....

Too Fat, Too Thin, or Just Right?

February 27, 2013 9:38 AM

From the perfectly-sculpted and scantily-clad women smiling at us from the glossy covers of magazines to the consistent drone of news stories about America’s obesity epidemic, we live in a swirl of confusion about our bodies. Should we aim...

Failing Gracefully

January 25, 2013 2:30 PM

With the start of a new year, it’s easy to set unrealistic goals for ourselves. In today’s “go-getter” society, it seems everyone is striving to achieve more, be more, and consume more. I don’t know about you, but the...

Powerful Prayers for Peace and Rest

January 16, 2013 1:03 PM

It was late when I finally finished eating dinner. Tired and bleary-eyed from a long week at work, I opened the kitchen cupboard to put away my spaghetti leftovers and stopped suddenly. What am I doing? I shook my...

Cultivating Time Alone with God

December 12, 2012 1:54 PM

Have you ever been to a place so amazing, you wished that someone you loved was with you? Maybe it was the beauty or the peacefulness or the fun, but you wanted so badly for them to experience what...

The Gift of Boredom

August 7, 2012 3:19 PM

My mother died a few years ago. She’d lived a long and happy life, but she was old. Although she was once extremely industrious—having raised five children and helping my father start a business while developing her skills as an...

Chicken Nuggets and the Sabbath

April 24, 2012 4:19 PM

I realized I was taking the fourth commandment a little too lightly when I found myself rolling my eyes and muttering under my breath, “What’s Chick-fil-a’s problem?!” It was Sunday, after church, and our family was grabbing a bite to...

Why Do We Work So Hard?

May 24, 2011 9:07 AM

Though I’m normally excited and invigorated by my workouts, lately I’ve been feeling as though I’ve hit a wall. So last week at the gym, I decided to give my workout the old switcheroo and I signed up to take...

Wholehearted Sabbath

April 18, 2011 11:33 AM

There’s something about the Sabbath that’s like taking a deep breath of fresh air. However, there’s also something about it that produces anxiety within me. What is the Sabbath supposed to look like? What should I be doing? What should...


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