Timelines

Timelines

by Deborah K. Farrington It began about two months before my 30th birthday. I was suddenly in a panic. I was turning 30 and had absolutely nothing to show for it. My body wouldn’t function anymore. Life as I knew it would be over. Intellectually, I knew this was silly. Emotionally, that didn’t matter. The […]

The tapestry of vocation

The tapestry of vocation

by Rebeckah Selnick We ask little children what they want to be when they grow up. Even when the answer is “a princess” or “a cowboy,” this innocent question can set a precedent for a lifetime. As students, we take aptitude tests. We choose course work to set a track to the future. We look […]

Discovering your passion

Discovering your passion

by Lee Ann Pomrenke Passion. We know when we have it, and we know when we don’t. And we know it’s not something we can muster up when it just isn’t there. During the cold, long nights of winter, after the excitement of Christmas and Epiphany has passed, our lack of passion can be all […]

Cafe group: Finding your passion

Cafe group: Finding your passion

January 2018 Passion that chooses us by Angela T. Khabeb Do you know what your passions are? That’s okay if you don’t. Life events can help us discover our passions too. Read more Faith reflections: Discovering your passion by Lee Ann Pomrenke We all go through times when we are stuck in a rut, wanting […]

Passion that chooses us

Passion that chooses us

by Angela T. Khabeb At some point in our lives we encounter a hobby, an interest, a cause that intrigues, inspires, or provokes us. Some passions are sparked from within, while others swirl around us, inviting and enticing us to come closer and closer until we are captured. According to the dictionary, passion is “a […]

Uncertain faith after college

Uncertain faith after college

by Megan Nuehring “What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?” Romans 8:31 I recently graduated from college. Now I am looking for a job, a place to live, friends, and most importantly, figuring out my vocation. If there was ever a time […]

Faith reflections: Finding your path

Faith reflections: Finding your path

by Megan Jane Jones Some of us are natural risk takers. Others among us are a little more reluctant. But large and small, risk is part of life. It represents opportunity: to take a stand; to learn a skill; to initiate change; to build relationship; to embrace a truth. It can fill us with great […]

Leap

Leap

by Amber Leberman   “Leap and the net will appear.” — John Burroughs, naturalist   There’s nothing like a 1,000-mile drive to put things in perspective. I left Chicago in late September with my silver hatchback full of my most valuable possessions: my grandparents’ kitchen table, in pieces; my Russian icon depicting Saint Genevieve of […]

Settling toward happiness

Settling toward happiness

by Sarah Rohde     “Never settle!”   “Whatever you do, wherever you go, whoever you become, never settle!”   Among the words of advice that I’ve received throughout my life, this phrase nears the top in terms of frequency. It is advice that I’ve heard echoed again and again from the mouths of elders […]