WAH World Zambia Trip Update

While it’s difficult to pinpoint every success that happens on a mission trip, the sound of laughter erupting for the first time from a three-year old boy is certainly an accomplishment and a blessing. This child’s reaction was just one of the many highlights the team of seven from Winning [...]

Rising Above

Some stand two or three stories high. They are typically found in states where there are a number of trees and mountains. People can actually sleep in some of them or walk around. Give up? It’s a fire tower. Many of these towers were built with little cabins on top [...]

Creating a Healthy Work Environment

Creating a Healthy Work Environment by Theresa Gargala, MA, LPC Your Work Time We spend a lot of our time and energy investing in our jobs/careers. From an emotional and practical standpoint, it makes sense to make the most of our time while we work. A little thoughtfulness and common [...]

Offense or Defense?

Many people look forward to the fall because of the college football season. For me, I’m mad about March. Most people, who know me, know why. I love basketball and it’s the ideal month for basketball fans. If you aren’t aware, it’s the month of college basketball finals. I really [...]

We Just Assumed

Some of the assumptions people make are based on what they perceive to be an inherent right. For example, if you purchase a ticket to a baseball game, you assume there will be a game to watch. If you buy a product from the store, you assume it’s going to [...]

Hear the Silence

My fingers fly easily across the keyboard as I punch specific keys in anticipation of finding the perfect gift online. Whatever I desire is readily available to me with one stroke of my finger. The same action will put me in touch with friends around the country within minutes. A [...]

Driving the Highway of Life

When you drive down the highway, inevitably you’ll pass a car on the side of the road near or in the ditch. Someone’s wiping sweat from their brow as they work to replace a flat tire. A person is shivering in the cold while staring at their vehicle which has [...]

Cake It Off

In the many photos I saw, her faced was lined with wrinkles, her hair was always hidden under a hat, and she never wore makeup. Yet she is one of the most beautiful women I never met. Her life’s work is a testimony to her character and garnered her more [...]

Signs of Significance

Digital billboards are making their way into the world. Although old-fashioned billboards still dominate most major highways and thoroughfares, digital billboards can be seen locally along Interstate 196 near Holland and on U.S. 131 in Grand Rapids. They are very colorful and bright, but depending on what time you drive [...]


With the turning of a new season, many of us will make plans to turn over a new leaf or plant a new flower. We’ll pledge to eat more healthily, exercise more often, pick up a hobby, keep the garage clean, and finally finish that project in the corner. Tired [...]