Oct 23, 2014

Oct 31, 2014

Designed to Work: Made in God's Image

Hands. Hands that can hold a wrench or a paintbrush or a guitar or a scalpel or a child. Eyes. Eyes that can look through a telescope to study the glory of the heavens and through a microscope to investigate the intricacies of cells. Eyes that can gaze upon that...Read more +
Oct 31, 2014

Designed to Work: Are We Meant for Toil?

Things between Clive Howard and his son Darrell have been spoiling for years now, ever since Darrell proclaimed his intent to leave. Way it was told to me, Darrell knew long before high school that farming would not be his future. His first trip to the cemetery guaranteed it. The...Read more +
Oct 31, 2014

Designed to Work: Redeeming Architecture

by David Greusel
I am what is called a “necessity entrepreneur.” This is a nice phrase for people who started a business after losing their jobs in the recession: in my case, after thirty years as an employee of various small and large firms. In the five years since launching my practice, I’ve...Read more +
Oct 31, 2014

Designed to Work: What Do You Make Possible?

Last month my employer-issued laptop slowed to a crawl. Every keystroke was followed by a two second delay, making it impossible to type words correctly or fix their misspelling. Every mouse click generated a multi-colored spinning wheel. In frustration I clicked other tabs, wishing one of them would work, which...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 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: 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 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 +