Grace and Truth – In Community

Grace and Truth – In Community

Every Thursday night, at a WGA meeting, small groups form to support one another through the thick and thin of life circumstances. Some of the stories are hard to hear.  As we listen to each other, we feel the pain and sorrow—partly out of empathy for pain...
Questions in the Stages of Life

Questions in the Stages of Life

I attended a conference at which the speaker, Gordon MacDonald, talked about the questions we ask during different stages of our lives. These questions are related to our emotional development. If we are not able to answer them to our satisfaction, we will be held...
Why is LGBTQ+ Identification on the Rise?

Why is LGBTQ+ Identification on the Rise?

“One of the main reasons LGBT identification has been increasing over time is that younger generations are more likely to consider themselves to be something other than heterosexual.  This includes about 1 in 6 adult members of Generation Z” (those aged 18-23)”  ...
Contentment In a Discontented World

Contentment In a Discontented World

When I have the opportunity, I like to lead a Sunday School Class on the topic of Contentment.  I usually start with an opening exercise, asking the class to finish the sentence for themselves, “If I were truly contented, then… The responses come from all over...
Healing through Honesty

Healing through Honesty

Intro: Former staff member, Karen Wood, has left a lasting legacy with WGA through her writing. While on staff, Karen wrote a series of papers on honesty. She organized these essays into five booklets, each discussing a different way we must be honest in order to grow...