“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.”

Romans 8:28
Spiritual Reflections
Love at first toast

Love at first toast

Angie Knight discusses the lessons she's learned at the toaster in the dining hall.
Not another "50 Shades" article

Not another “50 Shades” article

"50 Shades of Grey" was released on Valentine's Day weekend and the mountains of articles that quickly followed almost broke the Internet. Jordin Lineback addresses the negative attacking of this movie and how it's possible that that could be more harmful than the movie itself.
Persistence: Faith in the face of poverty

Persistence: Faith in the face of poverty

A student describes the inspiration she has found through people who have persisted through poverty and stayed true to their faith.
Worrying about summer

Worrying about summer

At a time of busyness and uncertainty, a student reflects on a high school acquaintance's recent death.
Breakaway Reflection: Dealing with uncertainty

Breakaway Reflection: Dealing with uncertainty

Angie Knight discusses what she learned during her time at the Breakaway Retreat.
What being an elf taught me about Jesus

What being an elf taught me about Jesus

During the Christmas season, Rebekah Peters fills in as one of Santa's elves at Alpenrose Dairy. While hanging out with kids and wearing curly-toed shoes was expected, what wasn't expected was the amount of spiritual growth she experienced while taking pictures in Santa's workshop.
I don't know about you

I don’t know about you

Rebekah Peters discusses the role of social media in our lives.
It Just Isn't Done

It Just Isn’t Done

Nathan Messmer discusses having a preferred worship style different from what was expressed at his home church.
Of Manna and Rainbows

Of Manna and Rainbows

A student reflects on how the symbols of rain and manna are present in contemporary college students' lives.
No More Tithing

No More Tithing

Katrina Aman discusses why giving should be encouraged instead of tithing.
Finding joy in the midst of hardship

Finding joy in the midst of hardship

Rebekah Straw addresses joy in this short article, claiming that it's really not as far away as we might think in the midst of our trials. She encourages us to seek God and find the joy he provides every day.
Redefining faith: An encounter with a beggar

Redefining faith: An encounter with a beggar

In this reflection essay, Christy Berry shares an powerful experience she had with a beggar while training with a mission organization in Bangladesh.