Beyond the Water Cooler

by Doug Wysockey-Johnson Rachel Remen was a therapist for two surgeons who were respected faculty at a nearby medical school. Each one came to her independently, reporting loneliness, depression and burnout. Neither knew the other was also seeing Dr. Remen. Of this...

No Fear of Death

by Paul Hettinga Recently Laura Truax, Senior Pastor at LaSalle Street Church in Chicago, preached about one of our greatest fears: death. According to her, death is used by God to help us focus on life, on living fully, on becoming all we’re meant to be. Death isn’t...

Selfies

by Tom Pappas   Approximately 20 years ago I was introduced to Flat Stanley when pastor Carl stood him on the edge of the pulpit and explained he was helping his niece with a school project. Flat Stanley was an elderly 30 at the time, but the children’s letter-writing...

Prayer for Good Books

by Angier Brock I’m an old–fashioned calendar keeper: I still hand write appointments and other engagements on old-fashioned paper calendars. My favorites scatter full-page color illustrations among the fifty-two pages devoted to the weeks of the year, and for...