What Would You Pack (Will Hignett)

If you had to evacuate your home in 10 minutes and never return, what items would you take with you? This extremely difficult and emotional decision has been a reality for millions of Syrian refugees and others from war-torn countries. Prized possessions are abandoned. Photo albums are often left behind. When you’re forced to flee for your life, the list of items you can carry becomes very small a…

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What Gives (Will Hignett)

This past Saturday I was one of our church’s volunteers at Produce to People (P2P), the Greater Pittsburgh Area Food Bank’s food distribution program. Our volunteers went to an elementary school on Pittsburgh’s near North Side by Allegheny General where we sorted large containers of loose vegetables and then handed out 30 pounds or so of fresh vegetables and other food to over 450 needy indiv…

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Words (Will Hignett)

Living our faith is not always easy. As humans we have our flaws. These flaws distract or lead us away from a faithful life. So how do we consistently and faithfully live a Christ-focused life, especially regarding the words we choose to use? I find that at times I let emotion get the better of me. Driving is a common trigger for me that fires up a negative emotion. The words I conjure up in my…

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Generosity (Will Hignett)

Whatever generous urges that I have are greatly influenced by my parents and by my wife. In my adult life I also was attracted to and inspired by the generosity of Joseph, a man I encountered regularly while visiting my uncle in a nursing home. My uncle had developed fast progressing Alzheimer’s and it was a trying and sad experience to see this wonderful man disappearing and shrinking almost d…

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