Promised Land

by Lindsey Weigley—   Walk about Zion, go around her,    count her towers, consider well her ramparts,    view her citadels, that you may tell of them    to the next generation. For this God is our God for ever and ever;    he will be our guide even to the end. —Psalm 48:12-14, NIV   Zion National Park is a vast, crumbling, red rock wilderness. They say the stone is formed of lime and was once buried under a shallow ocean, and that many years of erosion raised it into the pinnacles, spires, and spidery canopies that we see [...]

Promised Land2019-03-19T09:03:33-07:00

Two Hours Late

by Faith Hoyt— After a year and a half working as an intern at a job that requires frequent travel, I have begun to consider myself a bit of an expert at flying. I still over pack and stress about getting to the airport on time (even when I’m over two hours early); however, I keep my boarding pass in my phone’s Apple Wallet, and I sometimes get so lost in thought that I don’t realize the plane is landing until the engines reverse thrust. Let’s say I’m halfway to expert. I recently learned that my expertise at traveling isn’t [...]

Two Hours Late2019-03-11T10:46:48-07:00

La Sierra University Presidential Search

La Sierra University has embarked on a search for the next president of the university. Following Randal Wisbey’s announcement in January of his plans to leave the office of the presidency effective June 30, the Board of Trustees began the search process for La Sierra University’s fourth president. This important undertaking is guided by the university’s mission of seeking truth, knowing God and serving others, by its commitment to Seventh-day Adventist faith and values, and by the university’s long-range goals and ambitions. As directed by the Board Policy Manual, the board chair has appointed a broadly representative search committee to [...]

La Sierra University Presidential Search2019-03-04T13:18:02-07:00

When Everyone Is Super

by Becky De Oliveira— My brother grew up under my rule. By both birth order and temperament, I ran the show, and my rules were exacting. My ambition was to be the military dictator of a small banana-producing island republic that I would rule with a gentle—but nonetheless iron—fist. I practiced my skills on my brother with variable results. A generally laid-back and happy person, he went along with most of my schemes, but his very personality was sometimes a source of tension. He simply failed to take things seriously enough. If we were putting on a circus, for instance, [...]

When Everyone Is Super2019-03-01T16:33:01-07:00