Feature Articles

Oct 17, 2014

Find New Life: The Upside Down Kingdom

When he became ill while treating Ebola patients in Liberia, the first American flown back from Africa to battle the disease in the U.S. told Matt Lauer in an interview for NBC news that at first he prayed it was malaria. When that test came back negative, his friends and...Read more +
Oct 17, 2014

Find New Life: Let’s Take a Leap of Faith

It must have been at least twenty minutes before my husband and I realized we’d been staring silently at strangers pulling carry-on luggage past us in the terminal. Seated against the wall, coats draped over our laps, we were waiting at the gate for an early morning departure from Dallas,...Read more +
Oct 17, 2014

Find New Life: Perfectionism vs. Restraint

It began with an estimate for concrete. Our century-old home sits cozily between neighbors, and we wanted to clean up the side access to the backyard. Improvements would address hospitality as much as visual appeal, both important since guests frequently use this entrance. Large cracks made us want to make...Read more +
Oct 19, 2014

God's Perspective on Your Work

Lisa did not enjoy her work. She should—it involved many of the things she liked to do. But just … no joy. Meanwhile, jobs were scarce, and she knew she should be grateful for twice-monthly paychecks. Meanwhile, one more thing: Lisa began to find time every morning to pray. Nothing...Read more +
Oct 17, 2014

Find New Life: The Temptation to Turn Back

I watched as my oncologist heaved open my giant medical folder. “I’ve got a big chart,” I said, laughing. “At Dr. Jeffrey’s office, they created a Part 2 for me.” As a long-term survivor of stage four cancer, I’ve seen many doctors for years. “Yes, well, a big chart is...Read more +
Oct 15, 2014

VIDEO: Did You Miss Your Vocation?

Last month, Mark Labberton, the president of Fuller Seminary and our personal friend published an incredibly important new book, Called . Mark Roberts, primary author of our Daily Reflections, felt so strongly about the book that he commissioned several videos to help bring Labberton’s ideas to as many people as...Read more +
Oct 15, 2014

Your Work Is Not as Important as You Want It To Be: A Review of Mark Labberton’s New Book

The American church is in crisis. We have traded Christ’s passion for our own church programs. We have traded the Kingdom of God for the kingdom of politics. We have traded selfless community, existing to worship God and serve others, for selfish community, existing to entertain ourselves and maintain a...Read more +
Oct 16, 2014

Unexpected Orchestras: Finding God in Our Daily Routine

Flash mob in the Copenhagen Metro. Copenhagen Phil playing Peer Gynt.
Do you dread your morning commute? What if a full orchestra performed for you tomorrow morning? That's what Copenhagen Phil (Sjællands Symfoniorkester) did for passengers on the Copenhagen Metro last month.Read more +
Oct 10, 2014

Habits That Work: Windows to Grace

Years ago, when my two boys (now 10 and 16) were babies, I felt constrained by household chores. The grinding cycle of tasks such as cooking, changing diapers, and cleaning up messes—when I wanted to be doing something more fun—frustrated me to no end. Nothing ever stayed done. Maybe that’s...Read more +
Oct 10, 2014

Habits That Work: My Daily Hallelujah

Getting regular exercise was always a challenge for me until I discovered the Leslie Sansone indoor walking program. I loved to walk outside—at least that's what I always told myself. It seemed that my daily walk was always the first thing to drop from my day. Perhaps I didn't really...Read more +

Daily Reflection From Laity Lodge

How Can I Sing to the Lord from My Heart?

According to Ephesians 5:18-19, as we are filled with the Spirit, we will, among other things, “sing and make music from [our] heart to the Lord.” What does it mean to sing to the Lord, indeed, to worship God from our hearts? It’s good to ask this kind of question when we read the word “heart” in Scripture because we tend to associate the heart mainly with emotions. The Greek word translated as heart, kardia , from which we get...Read more +