How to Show Respect to a Friend in Need

A Guest Post & Giveaway by Sarah Beckman

During the five years my best friend Kelley battled cancer, we had an unspoken agreement to walk on Wednesdays.  On the track or treadmill, in the neighborhood or around the lake, at the hospital or at the gym, if it was Wednesday, we walked. In the same years Kelley endured extensive cancer treatments I underwent […]

No More iPhone

I lost a few pounds four weeks ago. Yep, after nearly three years with two cell phones, I downsized to one. Bye-bye iPhone. At first I felt naked. My back pocket was missing it’s close companion. It was so … so … empty. Like sweet friends who moved away, I missed my apps. After all, […]

$40 and Everyone Wins

Hanging out with students is better than coffee. And chocolate. And YES, I know exactly what I’m saying. Teenagers get a bad rap. Sometimes for good reason, but other times for no reason at all. I happen to be both impressed and inspired by some of the students in my life. And their passion and […]

Your Mission, Should You Choose to Accept It …

Watch this. Then I’ll tell you story. The Foundations of MOVE from CIY Move on Vimeo. In July I traveled with 31 high school students and adults to the Christ In Youth Conference in southern Illinois. But you already knew this. What you don’t know is life change happened that week. Not just your normal […]