• February 5, 2016

    Do you intentionally spend time with older people? We can be surrounded by kids when we're parents, but what about those who have gone before us? The older and wiser have so much to offer, it's worth leaning on their experience! Here are some whys and hows for purposefully reaching out to those who are older than you. Don’t take for granted those older in your family...

  • February 4, 2016

    Though the similarities are not hard to draw, in some ways Nicaragua is so far beyond Canada and the United States on Indigenous rights. Indigenous communities are able to make some of their own choices about their governance, educational systems, and land use in the two eastern regions of the country where they make up the majority of the population. Teachers in Indigenous schools must speak both Spanish and the dominant Indigenous language of the area in which they teach...

  • February 2, 2016

    A new Lego minifigure has been greeted with celebration, even though it has nothing to do with Star Wars or superheroes. Instead, this figurine is of a young man in a wheelchair sporting a hoodie and beanie cap. Lego had previously released a minifigure of an elderly man in a wheelchair for their Duplo line, but that received criticism from disability activists for reinforcing the stereotype that wheelchairs are only for elderly people. Clearly such a depiction didn’t account for “wheelchair freestyle” practitioners like this...

  • February 1, 2016

    Good fences make good neighbors. Boundaries drawn lovingly around our marriages and families set limits that can bless all of those involved. Should your brother have a key to your house? Should your parents come for dinner every week? Is it okay for grandma to feed the kids ice cream for breakfast? Boundaries show love. We show our love for one another when we care enough to set limits to protect each other...

  • February 1, 2016

    Growing up in a small church has impacted my faith for the better. I’ve been encouraged, supported, and loved through my church family in ways I have not ever experienced before. They’ve been my Sunday school teachers, youth group leaders, and babysitting employers. Many times, we look at small churches and wonder what they’re really doing. One of the biggest issues I see in the global Church is a phobia of the small....

  • January 26, 2016

    According to the seemingly-never-ending stream of studies from Christian data powerhouses like the Barna Research Group, Pew Research Center, and the Public Religion Research Institute, Millennials are leaving the Church. They are picking up their bags and heading out the front doors the day they turn 18 – heading off to college, university or full-time work. But what if I told you that these facts are deceptive? What if I told you that young people from the ages of 18 – 30 (the demographic that I am a part of) are actually deeply desiring spiritual truth like never before?...