I asked my friend, “How was your weekend?” Under usual circumstances, that is a simple question to ask. However, depending on the timing and context, the answer can be quite complex. She is in the middle of major life change—a we-will-never-be-the-same kind of life change. Her answer to my...
Thursday, August 1, 2019
Lord Give Me Patience—Right Now!
As part of their legacy to me, my two grandfathers doled out lessons in patience. My Papaw Arthur had little tolerance for grumpy grandkids. If a pouty attitude crept out onto a protruding lip, he would be quick to say, “I’m gonna to put a rooster on that lip!”
Wednesday, June 5, 2019
Alumni, Alumni Spotlight, Community, Faith
Faith Under Fire: The Story of Richard Weekley
Like most children, many of Richard Weekley’s early memories were of his mother. Yet, these memories will seem foreign to many who have not encountered a situation like that of Dick Weekley. He remembers his mother as worn and weary from work about the house, washing his clothes with chapped and...
Friday, June 29, 2018
College Preparation, Leadership, Parents
Big Lessons from Small Mistakes
Parents hope their young adults have already learned major lessons in academic integrity, managing temptation, and setting priorities in the right order. The fact is they are no less human than when they were in middle or high school. When the mistakes happen, what can parents do to keep anger,...
Tuesday, May 29, 2018
Community, Faith, Ministry & Missions, Students
Day of Prayer and Service
The Week of Prayer and Service included special prayer events, times of music and worship, and a day dedicated to serving the community. On that day, the university canceled classes so students and faculty could serve with non-profits around Minneapolis and St. Paul.
Monday, May 7, 2018
Community, Faith, Leadership, Ministry & Missions, Students
A Little Means a Lot: Reflections of UNW 2018 Appalachian Spring Missions Trip
Nestled in the mountains along the Ohio River, this little Appalachian town was deluged with heavy rains in February causing mudslides and a partial dam break forcing dozens of people out of their homes and into shelters. Roads and schools were closed. Several counties were declared states of...
Tuesday, March 27, 2018
Bread or a Stone?
I found myself back in Matthew 7 this week, reminded that the Lord invites us to ask Him for what we need. Verses 7 and 8 say, "Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one...
Wednesday, February 7, 2018
Faith, Leadership, Students
Eagles Volleyball puts integrity first...no matter what.
“Integrity is doing the right thing, even when no one is watching.” — C. S. Lewis No one may have seen the touch of the volleyball, but Coach Beth Wilmeth's team members will call themselves "out'' as they play to a higher calling than just winning a game. Find out how the UNW Women's Volleyball...
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Leadership, Ministry & Missions
The crucial organizational role of stories
A college degree in my hand and a burning passion in my heart, I set out to start my career. But the Lord's timing is not my timing. I remain grateful for that blessing every day. I don't want to forget it. Storytelling helps me remember His love and faithfulness by keeping that gratitude alive!
Tuesday, October 3, 2017
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