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Journal Articles

February 2017

Getting along with Mom

Melissa Workman Frontczak

“Are you kidding me? You want me to do what?! How stupid!”Yep, that was teenage me, bristling internally every time my mom told me what to do. Thoughts like...

February 2017

February 2017

From desperation to gratitude

Pat Daniels

I yearned for answers. I had been earnestly praying for weeks and months—much of the time with the loving, tender, and inspired help of a Christian Science p...

February 2017

Wildfires dissipate

Ann Kenrick

A few years ago I was staying with friends in the hills above Pietermaritzburg in South Africa. A number of wildfires were alight in the area because of very...

Sentinel Articles

January 16, 2017

Some thoughts on aging

Elizabeth Trevithick

Several times a week I play tennis with a woman who by her own admission is 86. On a regular basis she beats the rest of us including those half her age. We...

January 16, 2017

Japan turns silver into gold

The Monitor’s Editorial Board

Last year the Japanese cosmetics maker Pola hired a woman over one hundred years old. The company already employs thousands of workers in their 80s and 90s....

January 16, 2017

January 16, 2017

Choose ‘now’ over nostalgia

Laura Lapointe

During a reunion last year at the graduate school where I completed a master of divinity degree, the seminary’s president preached a sermon that touched me d...