United Church of God

Compass Check: Spring 2017

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In This Issue

  • by Kourtney Kovanis
Around presidential election time there was a lot of noise about fake news stories and media misgivings.
  • by Arthur Suckling
I t was a dreary day when I pulled into the parking lot. The “Visitors Only” sign directed me to the parking area. Crossing the lot I approached a tall watch tower with one-way glass windows. Silently, I stood in front of the large cage-like entrance feeling unseen eyes looking at me.
  • by Nathan Albright
Sitting in a doctor’s office a few days after my 25th birthday, I waited to find out what was wrong with my feet after my first gout attack. Instead, I found out that I was being diagnosed with major depression as well as Generalized Anxiety Disorder, instantly tripling in one fell swoop the number of mental illnesses I was struggling with.
  • by Kevin Greer
Many, many years ago, when I was a teen (OK, more like only two years), I remember having plenty of worries and questions about my life and my future. Where should I go to college? What do I want to be when I grow up? Will I be able to get a job?
  • by Dan Preston
When I was a teenager, my mom took me to the local bank to help me open my first checking account. Along with the thrill of getting the seed money to help start it from my parents, I was also given some instruction in how to take care of the account.
  • by Gayle Hoefker
It was a beautiful spring day, and Abigail was busily overseeing food preparations for feeding the workers during the annual sheep-shearing festival. Being an industrious woman of integrity, she was able to take on many responsibilities.