Summer Bible Reading Plan

Summer Bible Reading Plan

You’ve seen the benefits of reading for your physical and mental health. Add to that a Bible plan, and you’re geared up to have a fantastic summer! Click here to download your summer Bible reading plan.
Benefits of Reading Books: How It Can Positively Affect Your Life

Benefits of Reading Books: How It Can Positively Affect Your Life

Strengthens the brain Increases empathy Builds vocabulary Prevents cognitive decline Reduces stress Aids sleep Alleviates depression Lengthens lifespan What to read Bypass TV Takeaway In the 11th century, a Japanese woman known as Murasaki Shikibu wrote “The Tale of...
The Three

The Three

Originally from the Carmina Gadelica III, 63 Taken from Esther de Waal, editor, The Celtic Vision (Liguori, MO: Liguori/Triumph, 1988, 2001), p. 19 In name of Father, In name of Son, In name of Spirit, Three in One: Father cherish me, Son cherish me, Spirit cherish...
St. Augustine’s Analogy for Understanding the Trinity

St. Augustine’s Analogy for Understanding the Trinity

“Do you have any questions I can answer for you before your Confirmation?” This is the standard question I ask my sophomores in high school to conclude their Confirmation interview. Typically, I get a quick “Nope, I don’t think so,” or “What time is rehearsal again?”...
Letting Pain Break You Open

Letting Pain Break You Open

Liuan Huska knows pain well. At age 22, she started having chronic ankle pain that spread through her body and spiraled her into depression and anxiety. We resist pain naturally, like a child who touches a hot stove and jumps back. But what if we let the pain work on...
Let’s Think of Future Us

Let’s Think of Future Us

Written by Nikki Cox Let’s think of future us” is a phrase I introduced to my kids a while ago. After coming in from playing outside in the snow I watched them fling their wet stuff everywhere, leaving their boots and coats in various places. Having been through this...
10 Benefits of Gardening

10 Benefits of Gardening

Now that Spring is here: get outside & get some fresh air… Seed, Soil, and Sun: Discovering the Many Healthful Benefits of Gardening Helps fight disease Builds strength Improves memory Boosts mood Reduces stress Helps addiction recovery Fosters human...
Weekly Prayer: St. Brendan the Navigator

Weekly Prayer: St. Brendan the Navigator

May 16 is the Feast Day of Brendan the Navigator, a 6th century Irish saint. This week’s prayer is said to be uttered by Saint Brendan before he set off on an adventurous and perilous journey. *** Shall I abandon, O King of mysteries, the soft comforts of home? Shall...
Try These 24 Habits to Help You Slow Down Today

Try These 24 Habits to Help You Slow Down Today

You can read other things by Jennifer Dukes Lee here. People want to slow down, but they are asking, “How?” Because honestly, slowing down doesn’t seem possible when we look at the expectations put upon us — and the expectations we put upon...
Hope Means Resting

Hope Means Resting

This article is adapted from 40 Days of Hope by Paul David Tripp. If someone asked you, “What is God doing right now?” what would you answer? I am afraid that many of us are confused when it comes to the present benefits and activity of Jesus. We get that we have been...