Joy of It: Crying Out to Be Seen

Joy of It: Crying Out to Be Seen

Dr. Michelle Engblom-Deglmann recently wrote a wonderful article for Joy of It: I sat on stage as faculty at the graduation ceremony. Eighty-six eager graduate students sat in the seats in front of me with their families—little children, partners, siblings,...

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Three Vital Steps to Living With Integrity

Three Vital Steps to Living With Integrity

Featured on PropelWomen.org in February 2022 https://www.propelwomen.org/content/three-vital-steps-to-living-with-integrity/gjebmb I usually sat on the right side of the auditorium about midway to the back. Students gathered in clusters filling half of the seats in...

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Jeff and Terra on Let’s Parent on Purpose Podcast

Jeff and Terra on Let’s Parent on Purpose Podcast

Jeff and Terra were recently interviewed on Jay Holland's "Let's Parent on Purpose" podcast. Here's Jay's summary of their conversation: Our culture is obsessed with influencers and leadership, but parents often forget that their primary opportunity for leadership and...

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Healing and Restoration: Shortcuts Don’t Pay Off

Healing and Restoration: Shortcuts Don’t Pay Off

Connie Armerding After I graduated from college and moved into my first house with friends, I didn't own any furniture. Along with having no furniture, I also had no money. The upscale Chicago suburb I lived in had a once-a-year "trash day" where people put their used...

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Revisiting A Thought from 2017: Over Being Overwhelmed

Revisiting A Thought from 2017: Over Being Overwhelmed

This post originally appeared in 2017. It's still relevant in 2021. ~Terra This time of year brings nostalgic memories, painful losses, and a whirlwind of a running to-do list. It’s the most wonderful time of year, and yet the hustle and bustle is so counter to the...

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Failure is Not Fatal, It’s Formational

Failure is Not Fatal, It’s Formational

The years 2020 and 2021 have been marked by adversity and challenge. None of us escaped it, and many are still navigating seasons marked by unexpected transition, failure and disappointment. The global pandemic pulled the rug out from underneath us all, and it is now...

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Healthy Spirituality

Healthy Spirituality

My parents raised me in church, but I got to know Jesus alone in my childhood room. When I was in elementary school, my family went through a traumatic experience and it turned my world upside down. I would stay up at night and worry about everyone, everything. I...

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