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Blog articles offer practical advice, personal experiences, and responses to current events from the vantage point of life in academia.

A couple of years ago, our volunteer copyeditor at The WellSara, said to us, ”The content at The Well is so wonderful but you wouldn’t know it from the format...”

By Marcia Bosscher
What contrasts we are experiencing — celebrations and excitement gearing up to Christmas; mourning and grief following the killings in Newtown...
By Tina Teng-Henson

About a month ago, one of the staff at our church plant announced that he’d be leaving at the end of the year, so funds became available for the lead pastor to ask me if I wanted to be hired to work at the church...

By Carmen Acevedo Butcher
This week, I got to spend time with a two-month-young baby. At lunch with her parents, I asked and was handed her like a gift...
By Debra Rienstra
In order to prevent us nice Christian teenagers from indulging in let-loose drinking and debauchery on graduation night, a group of parents devised a nefarious plan...
By Ann Boyd
Every year, I look forward to Advent and Christmas with intentions of enjoying sweet times with family and friends, peaceful moments...
By Marcia Bosscher

I'm revisiting the idea of thanksgiving lists.  A number cropped up on Facebook this year, and these lists of thankfulness are the major theme...

By Ann Boyd

Keeping up with current events can be a challenge when living life at a breakneck pace. I recall recently reading...

By Ann Boyd

Years ago, I read Stephen Covey's influential book The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, and it helped shape my life as a young...

By Marcia Bosscher
Marcia Bosscher looks for advice on behalf of a pregnant medical student friend.

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