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Reasons to Live

Hope is the critical ingredient that inspires us to keep trying, even in the face of defeat. Learn what inspires others.

Beloved Voices

It was Sunday. It was raining. I had two jars of homemade spaghetti sauce left from last summer’s bounty. A perfect day as any to …

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Breakfast with Gratitude

At university, my housemates and I would spend time together in the kitchen at the weekend, constructing the most elaborate breakfasts. As a house of …

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Fear and Hope

“There seems to be a growing fear and confusion in my church about the decline of Christianity in America. I’ve read the statistics. I continue to …

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My Successful Life

At 55 I found myself alone, my life seemingly without purpose. As a single mom for many years, just keeping myself and my four sons …

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A Lesson from Suicide

In conversation with a young adult I’ll call Sophie, we talked about the suicide of a friend of hers I’ll call Tommy. “He was the …

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A Summer’s Walk

A late summer walk can be lovely especially if there’s a light breeze, puffy white clouds and – low humidity. That’s how it was that …

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Choose Love

One bitterly cold February day driving from Wisconsin to Georgia, feeling dispirited by all the dissension and even downright vitriol in the country, I pulled …

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Art Saves

Art as a concept saves lives and everyone should make room for it in theirs. A short declaration but it is a true one, and …

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A Lesson From Suicide

In conversation with a young adult I’ll call Sophie, we talked about the suicide of a friend of hers I’ll call Tommy. “He was the …

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