Let the Paper Plates Fall

Aubrey Eastway  October 23, 2020  If you’re like me, what used to be a very relaxing time in isolation, has now become a season of busyness. It seems like there is always something I could be doing. My list is ongoing - projects at work, projects at home, quality time...

 

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Changing Your Perspective

Changing Your Perspective

Ben Rheinheimer | October 16, 2020 This cartoon has been “floating” around the internet for a while, but I think it does a great job of capturing how perspective can really drive our hopes, expectations, and assumptions. Each of these individuals has a very unique...

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Can You Spare a Little Change?

Can You Spare a Little Change?

Bekah Finch  October 9, 2020  This is my favorite time of year: the cooler weather, the comfort food, the colors of the leaves... The stereotypical fall in Indiana—pumpkin patches, hiking trips, scary movie nights—are quite a change from summers filled with sunshine...

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Aubrey Eastway | October 1, 2020 Have you ever been surrounded by stuff? Not just any old stuff, but your stuff? Your stuff is everywhere. Take a moment and look to your right, now to your left, do you see stuff? Do you see stuff that you don't use? Do you see stuff...

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Justice Comes ONLY When Values Become Virtues

Justice Comes ONLY When Values Become Virtues

Ritch Hochstetler  September 25, 2020   Our world needs healing – not only from a pandemic, but from division, injustice, and brokenness in human relationships. When our collective behavior is fueled by contempt, distain, and hatred for our fellow human beings, we...

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You Are Important

You Are Important

Bekah Finch | September 18, 2020  While at a recent doctor’s appointment, I was commenting about how in a past profession “I was just a…”, but before I could finish, my doctor stopped me mid-sentence. “You’re never ‘just’. Never diminish yourself. You were an...

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Missing Link

Missing Link

Ben Rheinheimer | September 11, 2020   I recently broke out laughing several times during a watching of the movie “Missing Link”. Not the funniest movie I have ever seen, but it definitely had its moments. However, as the movie played on, I started to notice a running...

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Join the Club

Join the Club

Bekah Finch | September 4, 2020  I’m in the club, the ULEAD Card Club that is. And I know what you’re thinking, “um, duh, you work for ULEAD, of course you belong to whatever crazy awesome club they put together!” But you may in fact be surprised to hear that my...

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Skipping the Savior Complex

Skipping the Savior Complex

Ben Rheinheimer | August 28, 2020 My adventure in youth work started about 20 years ago. Youth work for me wasn’t a “starting” job or a time filler until something else came along. Youth work was a career choice and I was certain I was going to make a difference. I...

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Equity Starts in the Heart

Equity Starts in the Heart

Ritch Hochstetler  August 26, 2020     Rarely do words communicate from beyond the grave as profoundly as did the words of John Lewis, Civil Rights patriarch and US Congressman. In his brief essay written shortly before his death, Lewis wrote, “Though I am gone,...

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