Beloved

The Gospel for the Relational Failure

BY JESSICA THOMPSON

Today I want to give you some good news. It is good news for the relationship failure; for the one who is self-focused; for the one who is impatient with the change in others’ lives but is comfortable with the slow as molasses change in their own.

The Gospel for the Relational Failure

The First Love of God

BY BRUCE HILLMAN

Henri Nouwen, the Roman Catholic priest, professor and writer summed up his summary of the Gospel as, “You are the beloved of God!” For Nouwen, who struggled his whole life with feelings of inadequacy and who often felt unsure he was really loved...

The First Love of God

Who Are You? Why Are You Here?

BY CHAD BIRD

Mark Twain would have been proud of me. He once quipped that the two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you figure out why. Not only had I figured out why I came into this world; my answer defined me. It furnished me with an identity.

Who Are You? Why Are You Here?

There's My “Beautiful Mermaid”

BY ELYSE FITZPATRICK

“There’s my beautiful mermaid!” Those were the words spoken by my husband the other morning as he approached me while I waited by our car in the parking lot of the Y. Let me set a few things straight: I had just swum my morning laps

There's My “Beautiful Mermaid”