Trust is the Key

By Mary Wenzl “Agape.” This was the Greek word chosen by Paul to describe the kind of love Christians should have for each other in 1 Corinthians 13:4-7. This type of love requires a deliberate choice be made by the person wanting to express love, rather than concentrating on the one who is the recipient of …

Love in Action

By Courtney Lee Early in the quarantine, I donned some disposable gloves and a mask and went to Super Saver in the dark of the night to “stock up.” I just felt the need to protect my family’s stomachs in case of an apocalyptic event. The cart was very full and when I got home, …

The Dance

By Stacey Kuszak I’m standing on the dance floor waiting for the music to start. My husband comes from a long line of Polish Polka Dancers. It’s the staple of every wedding I’ve ever been to on his side. As the music starts I’m trying to remember if we begin with a quick step or …

Honoring Others

By Sheryl Murray I have someone in my life who is difficult. She often ridicules my cooking, my parenting, and my life in general. You know the kind--someone who points out when you’ve gained a pound or used the wrong word.  I’d steer clear of her, but she’s a relative. I try to just ignore …

Not Prideful

By Courtney Lee “Yes, of course I remember that night. . . . It started with Jesus asking John and me to go on ahead and get the Passover meal prepared. We had become accustomed to asking strangers odd things at this point. It was going fine until Jesus made it very apparent we had …

The Weed of Envy

By Bethany Bettenhausen  “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy . . .” 1 Cor. 13:4a Merriam Webster defines envy as feeling resentful toward someone on account of an advantage which she possesses. In other words, someone has something that you’d like, and instead of feeling happy for her, you feel resentful …

Jesus is Kind

By Libby Farmen We all want more kindness and compassion. Especially in the climate of today, we see an absence of love for one another. The concept of love is complex, and we often equate it with emotion. We love a lot of people because it makes us feel good. However, this means that our …