Growth in Faith
Because life is sacred, and challenging, we offer support and guidance for the pitfalls and the milestones.
Leaving No Stone Unturned
Discovery has always appealed to me as an important aspect of both the human and spiritual journey, and stones have fascinated me since my childhood days of digging for quartz with my dad in Thatcher Park. What might be the benefit of leaving no stone unturned during this season of Lent?
Healing Our Hurts
Sometimes we are wounded by unkind words. Sometimes it is the actions of others that leave us feeling rejected, abandoned or betrayed. Whatever the circumstances, when someone hurts us, the feeling does not always fade quickly.
Dealing with Difficulties
As Christians, we believe that God is near to us throughout every crisis we will ever face. We know that God kept his promise to Judah in the time of Isaiah to deliver his people. That promise was fulfilled in the birth of Jesus, who is Emmanuel "God with us." God is indeed faithful. We believe that God has cared for us and will see us through every difficulty.
Building a Pattern of Prayer
St. John Damascene thought of prayer as "the raising of one's mind and heart to God." At our core, we desire to be with God. It is part of the way that we are made. God "tirelessly calls each person to that mysterious encounter known as prayer.
Keeping a Sense of Self When You Are Part of a Couple
Do you ever pretend to be someone you're not to maintain a relationship? Being part of a couple can be a fun and rewarding experience; but an unhealthy, exclusive focus on one relationship could cost you your friends, interests, or self-esteem. [more...]