How May We Know Our Father in Heaven?

As a special educator, I know that we learn from the concrete to the abstract. That is why it is so difficult for a person who has no sight to understand some concepts, such as tall. Yes, she may reach to the head of a man and know that 6’5” is tall. But what of a tall building? Or a tall mountain? Without craning my neck to look up at a skyscraper and know that the Twin Towers were twice as high, I would have no basis for comparison in grasping the concept of tall. Without looking down...
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What does God See in Me?

By Colton F. “Why can’t I please my dad”?  Growing up, I often had this thought crossing through my mind over and over.  I’ve tried so hard and yet I never seemed to be what my father wanted me to be.  This continuous conflict affected my relationship with him.  I constantly fought and argued with my dad; sometimes those arguments were pretty heated.  Words spoken were harsh; some disagreements resulted in chairs and walls needing repairs.  One day after a particular loud argument, I screamed...
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How Can we Recognize Our Divine Heritage?

By Dava T. I am obese. I’m not just fat or heavy or over-weight—I am clinically obese. Sometimes it’s hard for me to feel like I belong because everywhere I look there are thin, beautiful people and I stand there in my 4x dress from Walmart, feeling like there’s no way that I can have been “created in His image.” Every day is a struggle to get up in the morning and see a person worth the sacrifice that I do believe was made for me. A wise professor once told me about the day that he looked in ...
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