Discovering the Power of You

Discovering the Power of You

Kailey Paszko & Ritch Hochstetler | October 8, 2021  We live in an age where personal identities are made or broken on TikTok, Facebook and Instagram. Added to this pressure to live up to a culturally induced social image, kids today are cajoled to make career...
Mental Ramblings on Success and Significance

Mental Ramblings on Success and Significance

Ritch Hochstetler  | February 12, 2021  Recently I entered a new store I had never visited to pick up a special order, and when I began talking to a sales associate Siri proclaimed, “You have arrived.” In a moment of existential enlightenment, I looked at the...
Rediscovering Hope in a Year of Chaos and Loss

Rediscovering Hope in a Year of Chaos and Loss

Ritch Hochstetler  |  January 15, 2021    What does it mean to have hope? In normal times, it could be getting the job or pay raise you desire, winning a game or scholarship, or developing that friendship or community connection that creates a sense of belonging....
Practicing Thanksgiving – A Balm for the Soul

Practicing Thanksgiving – A Balm for the Soul

Ritch Hochstetler  November 20, 2020  I recently had to deal with the alarming message on my computer “Your disk is full. Your iCloud drive will not work properly until you free some space.” I don’t know about you, but this warning seems like a great metaphor for how...
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...