What does a disaster say about life and God?

A few years ago, the O’Neal family headed to Grand Marais for a vacation disaster. The trip started with such high expectations. We love Grand Marais, and we were traveling with good friends. We expected nothing but good things along the way. Boy, were we naive. As we...

Storytelling changes lives

My husband grew up in a large family. And his family members for generations had many adventures. His immediate family lived in the woods, 30 minutes from any small town, didn’t watch much TV, read a lot and created their own fun outside. I think these factors, along...

Who’s your political hero?

I picked mine when I was ten. It was 1980 when Ronald Reagan ran for President against against Jimmy Carter. I felt like I had to choose which man I wanted to be President, and making that choice felt like I was making some kind of life decision. Jimmy Carter was a...

What can yard work teach us about atonement and resurrection?

Last November, my family bought a flipped house. It snowed the day we moved in so we spent very little time outside until this Spring. We definitely had some projects to take care of inside, but fortunately the previous owner had taken care of most of the major...

Webster’s biggest enemy, Jesus loved redefining things

Atonement is one of the doctrines within Christianity in which there is not a single theory that is fully agreed upon. You might be surprised given the vast number of denominations, and across Christian history, there is so much consensus by followers of Jesus on so...