Growth

What If It’s None Of My Business?

BY BONNIE PETROSCHUK

I did not grow up in a church that had a rich understanding of grace. I was spoon fed a strict diet of law served on a bed of threats. I was told that I both could and should be perfect, because God provides all the help, through the Holy Spirit, that I need in order to do so. Therefore, if I do not reach that goal, it is only because I selfishly choose not to.

What If It’s None Of My Business?

The Myth of Christian Maturity

BY RYAN COUCH

In a world where science tells us that everything is deteriorating and we’re all one day closer to our physical death it’s nice to think that there might be something we are getting better at. The ancient Greek philosopher, Aristotle, taught that this is in fact the essence of ethics; to find purpose through habitual improvement.

The Myth of Christian Maturity

Standing on My Tiptoes

BY ELYSE FITZPATRICK

The conversation between four year-old Jackson and his mom in the car after dropping off his siblings at school was all-too-typical. “Am I growing? Am I getting bigger? Why am I still so little?” Jackson began his habitual morning tears.

Standing on My Tiptoes

Tell the Easter Bunny How Much You’ve Grown

BY KATHY STRAUCH

I was walking through a mall recently, and all the spring decorations and colors were starting to appear. It was refreshing to see the fresh colors and a change of scenery.

Tell the Easter Bunny How Much You’ve Grown