Feature Articles

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 +
Oct 10, 2014

Habits That Work: Worship Break

It's 1:00 in the afternoon when I drag the lawn chair out from under the umbrella on the back patio. I’ve learned to protect with necessary vigilance this scheduled break in my day—a two-hour window that opens and closes quickly. This groove worn into my days since my children were...Read more +
Oct 13, 2014

Share Your Story (Linkup): Find New Life

Finding New Life is one of our faith’s most treasured benefits. If you have a past, there’s nothing more cleansing than the opportunity to start again. Portland, OR is home to a unique bread company that is expanding rapidly. Dedicated to organics and healthy ingredients, Dave’s Killer Breads were first...Read more +
Oct 10, 2014

Habits That Work: Making Dinner

I have been making dinner for my family since I was ten years old, only back then I made it for my sister and my parents, and now I make it for my husband and our kids. Thirty years of daily dinner-making is 11,000 meals. Sometimes, the dailiness of this...Read more +
Oct 13, 2014

Small Change

In 2003, Hong Kong had an outbreak of SARS—a severe and sometimes deadly form of viral pneumonia. No doubt you read about it. So what saved Hong Kong’s health? One dramatic step made the most difference—hand washing. Soap and water under a faucet. And what did all that hand-washing accomplish?...Read more +
Oct 10, 2014

Barry Saunders: Hunting Creativity

Barry Saunders: Hunting Creativity
Creativity means bringing all of ourselves to our work, to our relationships, and to our faith.Read more +

Daily Reflection From Laity Lodge

The Glory Hole

Her name was Krystal. Yes, with a K . She was ten and had asked Jesus to come into her heart the way most ten year olds do, with simple childlike trust. I told her a good next step was to follow Jesus’ example and be baptized. Krystal said okay. It was to be her first baptism experience and my very first to administer as a pastor. I confessed to her that last bit and she seemed pleased that she...Read more +