The Blog of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship

July 29, 2015

Why Being Overwhelmed Can Be Good for Your Soul

By: 
Adam Jeske
Overwhelmed

A couple months ago, I was living in South Africa. Our power went out regularly, our water was kind of chunky some days, and there was a fair amount of crime. 

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July 03, 2015

The Freedom of Grace

By: 
Lisa Rieck
Confession, repentance, freedom, grace

I know—nobody enjoys confessing their sins. But I tend to think it’s even worse for perfectionists like me. 

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June 30, 2015

How to Dialogue Well with Those Different from You

By: 
Andrew McCarty
Asking good questions

I’ve noticed a sometimes frustrating theme in my life: most people are different than me and act differently than I do. 

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June 26, 2015

How to Decide What Friends to Keep

By: 
Adam Jeske
Friendship

Never before has it been possible to have so many relationships. Social media means you never have to say goodbye.

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June 22, 2015

The Goodness of Vulnerability

By: 
Lisa Liou
The goodness of vulnerability

As we sat side by side watching our kids’ practice, he showed concern about an issue with his son. I could relate. 

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June 12, 2015

An Anchor for Life in the In-Between

By: 
Julia Powers
Jesus, our hope and anchor

Summer is so often a season of in-betweens. You might be in between sophomore year and junior year, college and grad school, one job and another, even one part of the world and another.

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June 08, 2015

6 Important Tips for Managing Your Finances

By: 
Adam Jeske
Tips for managing your finances

Maybe you have a lot of money.

Or maybe you don’t.

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June 03, 2015

How to Be Faithful When You Have FOMO

By: 
Jessica Fick
Faithfulness in the midst of FOMO

As someone who has a penchant for the new, novel, and exciting, it is torture when life feels ho-hum. 

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May 20, 2015

How to Handle Transitions Well

By: 
Lisa Liou
How to handle transitions well

While I was away at college, my parents considered buying a new house. I sobbed when I found out.

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May 12, 2015

Spiritual Practices That Teach Us to Wait

By: 
Jen Herrmann
Disciplines that help us wait

I used to do some freelance writing for eHow.com. With one tab open to Google, I wrote article after article of instructions on painting bookshelves and booking hotels in rural Alabama. 

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