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  • The Prayer and the Chain Saw October 17, 2018
    I respect my Aunt Gladys’s intrepid spirit, even if that very spirit concerns me sometimes. The source of my concern came in the form of news she shared in an email: “I cut down a walnut tree yesterday.” You must understand that my chain-saw wielding aunt is seventy-six years old! The tree had grown up […]
    Linda Washington
  • Terrible and Beautiful Things October 16, 2018
    Fear can leave us frozen in our own lives. We know all the reasons to be afraid—everything that’s hurt us in the past, everything that could easily do so again. So sometimes we’re stuck—unable to go back; too afraid to move forward. I just can’t do it. I’m not smart enough, strong enough, or brave […]
    Monica Brands
  • Trust Him First October 15, 2018
    “Don’t let go, Dad!” “I won’t. I’ve got you. I promise.”    I was a little boy terrified of the water, but my dad wanted me to learn to swim. He would purposefully take me away from the side of the pool into a depth that was over my head, where he was my only support. […]
    James Banks
  • Ask the Animals October 14, 2018
    Our grandkids, enraptured, got a close-up look at a rescued bald eagle. They were even allowed to touch him. As the zoo volunteer told about the powerful bird perched on her arm, I was surprised to learn this male had a wingspan of about 6 ½ feet, yet because of its hollow bones it weighed […]
    Alyson Kieda

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