Articles

  • 01-Something-new

    Something new

    Goodbye 2017 and hello 2018! Another year is behind us, and a brand-new year, brimming with possibilities, lies ahead. If last year was a difficult one, we may be glad to see the end of it, but there are probably many who are peering into the new year with lack of confidence, trepidation, and even […]

  • 02-The-goodbye-song

    The goodbye song

    Not long ago, I worked as a receptionist in a museum. Every day, about five minutes before closing time, the sound system would play a slow, romantic song over the museum’s loudspeakers. It was a signal for us employees to gather our things, turn off lights and screens, shut down exhibits, and make our way […]

  • 03-Personal-growth

    Personal growth

    All of us who have had that veil removed can see and reflect the glory of the Lord. And the Lord—who is the Spirit—makes us more and more like him as we are changed into his glorious image.—2 Corinthians 3:18 NLT Did Christ finish his work for us? Then there can be no doubt but […]

  • 04-The-most-we-can-do

    The most we can do

    In my turn-of-the year cleanup, I found an old yearbook. I smiled as I read down the very long list of my resolutions for that year. I guess I had high expectations of myself! This past year, I decided to make only three resolutions: Be more loving and encouraging, finish a major writing project I […]

  • 05-How-to-grow-spiritually-in-the-new-year

    How to grow spiritually in the new year

    Q: Many of my friends are making resolutions for the new year, most of which involve some physical change such as losing weight or breaking a bad habit. While those are good, I would like to resolve to grow in my spiritual life this coming year. Do you have any suggestions as to how I […]

  • 06-Brighter-tomorrows

    Brighter tomorrows

    What does one do when their hopes and dreams get shattered? What should one do to move forward from disappointment on to new hopes? These were the questions I asked myself when I heard about a disappointing setback. A friend of mine and her family were going to team up with us on some of […]