Mike Acheson

ISSUES OF FAITH: Have hope in modern times

MANY STUDIES OF late have shown that the “nones,” those with no religious affiliation, have ascended in recent times. People, mostly the young, are not… Continue reading

 

ISSUES OF FAITH: ‘Play’ your best, God is always watching

RECENTLY, I CAME across an article by Melanie McDonagh, a British writer. It was a light article, but with a lot of meat in it… Continue reading

 

ISSUES OF FAITH: Always keep God close

WE ENTER A time of transitions for many people. The memory of dropping kids off at school, at universities, at places across the country are… Continue reading

 

ISSUES OF FAITH: Being in the presence of beauty is akin to being near God

IF SOMEONE WERE to ask you what is the most beautiful place you’ve ever been or the most beautiful thing you’ve ever seen, what would… Continue reading

ISSUES OF FAITH: Remember to bring God with you this summer

MEMORIAL DAY 2019 has come and gone. It is a day we don’t recognize quite enough. I think a whole lot of us see it… Continue reading

ISSUES OF FAITH: Spread peace through prayer

THE SPRING OF 2003, I was in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Just an amazing experience in so many ways, and here is a snippet. I was… Continue reading

ISSUES OF FAITH: The life of Jesus: Uncomplicated but meaningful

YOU MAY WONDER, as I have, why Good Friday is considered “good” when it is the day that Jesus the Messiah was nailed to the… Continue reading

ISSUES OF FAITH: Humility, humbleness are the path to inner peace

A LONG TIME ago in a galaxy far, far away (cue the “Star Wars” music) I worked with juvenile felons at a place called Echo… Continue reading

ISSUES OF FAITH: Putting God’s plans ahead of your own expectations

IT CAN BE a rather scary leap approaching God. What does that mean, approaching God? You’re putting out feelers, seeing and wondering if he exists,… Continue reading

ISSUES OF FAITH: Seeking to feed and shelter your soul

THIS CAT SHOWED up on our doorstep about a year ago. We seemed to have a lot of cats in our yard, as we have… Continue reading

ISSUES OF FAITH: Always remember that God is truth

EDITH STEIN, A Carmelite nun who was killed at Auschwitz used to say that “if we seek truth, then we seek God, whether we realize… Continue reading

ISSUES OF FAITH: Terminal joy through faith

STEPHANIE PACKER IS a 37 year old mother of four, who was diagnosed with terminal scleroderma, an autoimmune disease, eight years ago. Packer was given… Continue reading

ISSUES OF FAITH: Look for life’s answers in the gospels

AS WE SEE an increase in those individuals who believe in “nothing” or “nones,” as they are commonly called, we see an increase in a… Continue reading

ISSUES OF FAITH: All beings crave unity

AS A SOCIETY, as a culture, as a people most of us crave unity. In our families we’d like to set the bar a little… Continue reading

ISSUES OF FAITH: Filling a God-shaped hole

attending a university, money in my pocket, virtually no adult supervision — I felt a longing… Continue reading

ISSUES OF FAITH: Say ‘Here I am’ to God

AT ONE POINT, many years ago, my wife and I had five teenagers living under our roof. Honestly, the memories are a blur. We ate… Continue reading

ISSUES OF FAITH: Getting to know God might make eternity heavenly

I VISIT MY mom as often as I can as she lives in an assisted living place in Bellevue. The thing you notice right away… Continue reading

ISSUES OF FAITH: Advent signals the coming of Jesus

YOU MIGHT HAVE never heard of Sean Parker, but you probably use his product. Parker is Facebook’s founding president. In a recent story on Axios.com,… Continue reading

ISSUES OF FAITH: Find true peace as children of God

IT IS ALWAYS nice to find out about something that improves your day or your life. It might be a particular author that suddenly grabs… Continue reading