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Cultivating a Thankful Heart: Daily Practices for Joyful Living

Beyond the Turkey: Embracing Daily Gratitude As we approach Thanksgiving, it's natural to envision festive gatherings and abundant feasts. However, Thanksgiving is more than a day; it's a mindset. Henri Nouwen wisely said, "Joy does...

The Art of Grateful Living: Embracing Thankfulness Beyond Thanksgiving

As Thanksgiving in America, we're reminded of the importance of gratitude. But shouldn't thankfulness extend beyond just one day? For followers of Christ, expressing gratitude ought to be a daily practice, shaping our way...

10 Innovative Ways to Celebrate Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving often gets overshadowed by the festive allure of Christmas, and sometimes it's challenging to uphold the traditional celebration. Whether you're away from family, budgeting, or simply seeking a change, there are delightful ways...

Choosing Faith Over Fear: A Parent’s Journey with a Transgender Child

Navigating the complexities of family relationships within the framework of faith can be a deeply challenging experience, as I've come to understand through my own journey. My oldest son's declaration of gender dysphoria and...

Navigating Parental Conflict with Grace and Honor

In navigating the sometimes turbulent waters of parental relationships, many of us, like Paul, who's at odds with his father over career choices, find ourselves in a delicate balancing act. How do we honor...

Cultivating Authentic Connections: Building Spiritual Community Beyond Church Walls

In a world hyper-connected through technology, many of us grapple with a sense of spiritual isolation. My own journey, beginning at 15 when my family left our church, led me to discover a profound...

Nurturing Spiritual Friendships Beyond Accountability

In my nearly three decades within evangelicalism, I've noticed a recurring theme: a heavy emphasis on "accountability" often overshadows the true essence of Christian fellowship. This misplaced focus, though well-intentioned, can distort our understanding...

Rekindling Authentic Connections: How Social Media Can Impact Real Friendships

In a world where tweets, texts, and selfies dominate, the essence of true friendship often gets lost in the digital noise. Social media, while offering numerous benefits, also has its drawbacks, particularly in how...

Embracing Grace in Motherhood: Finding Strength in Our Imperfections

Motherhood is a journey filled with moments that test our strengths, expose our weaknesses, and constantly remind us of our human limitations. It's a humbling experience that often puts us flat on our faces,...

Bridging Divides: A Christian Response to Gentrification

In America's ongoing struggle with gentrification, a nuanced understanding is crucial, especially within Christian communities. Dr. David Docusen, a speaker, teacher, and author of "Neighborliness: Finding the Beauty of God Across Dividing Lines," delves...

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