How Books Fuel Imagination

How Books Fuel Imagination

I stretched out my arms and legs, stiff from sitting in the same position for hours. I stood up, realizing I was hungry and didn’t remember when I had last eaten. I stumbled into the kitchen and my father, upon seeing me, remarked, “You’re alive! I haven’t seen you...
Burnout, Crisis, and Faith

Burnout, Crisis, and Faith

I wake to two of my favorite things: a cup of coffee on my nightstand and a sky warming for the sunrise. Gratitude should be first on my mind, but in the split second between sleep and awake, my mind rests on an unsettling word: depersonalized. Indicators of burnout...
What I Learned from My “Mr. Magoo Years”

What I Learned from My “Mr. Magoo Years”

The most awkward transition in my life was moving from the nurtured and relatively carefree life of a student to contributing as an independent and productive adult.  Looking back, I fondly refer to that period as my “Mr. Magoo years.”  If you don’t remember Mr....
Letter From the Editor

Letter From the Editor

Dear Reader, A little more than five years ago, I stepped into a few major transitions in my life. My youngest child graduated from the parent-involved K-8 school where our family had been heavily involved for 15 years with all three of our children. I left the staff...
Finding Purpose for Your Next Season of Life

Finding Purpose for Your Next Season of Life

Diapers and 2 a.m. feedings. Car seats and Legos. Preschool and playdates. These things filled my early days of parenting. I had longed for motherhood, so I embraced the busyness along with the joy. As my children grew, things became even more hectic. My husband and I...
In the Hallway In-Between

In the Hallway In-Between

Are you experiencing the tension of transition? Waiting in the “already/not yet” space of leaving what was and not yet realizing what will be? Many refer to this place as the hallway between closed and not-yet-open doors. Although times of transition can...

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