When Grief Holds Hands With Hope
March 12th, 2024
The foster care world can be a dark place. Children are separated from their biological family and might be placed with complete strangers – losing every aspect of their “normal”. There is pain, separ...  Read More
A Dozen Ideas for Faith-filled Easter Basket
March 12th, 2024
You have the monogrammed basket you have used for years, or maybe each year you purchase a new brightly-colored basket for Easter goodies. There’s no problem finding an array of stuffed animals, Easte...  Read More
The Greatest of All Celebrations
March 5th, 2024
The reason for the most significant and joyous celebration is fast approaching. We call it Easter--Resurrection Sunday. As parents and grandparents who desire our children to experience, celebrate, an...  Read More
A Widow's Hope
October 26th, 2023
The club nobody wants to join:  widowhood...  I don’t like the word, even to check it on a form.  But being a widow is part of God’s design for my life, and so accept it I must.  I guess my life is mu...  Read More
Belle Aire Loves the Boro
October 23rd, 2023
The last documented words of Jesus before His ascension to heaven were, “You shall be My witnesses in Jerusalem, Judah, Samaria and even to the remotest part of the earth.” Acts 1:8Did you notice wher...  Read More
Disabilities and the Church
October 19th, 2023
How is the church meeting the needs of people with disabilities and their families? As a special educator, pastor’s wife, and most importantly mother of a daughter with Down Syndrome, I think of this ...  Read More
Seven Ways to Seek God as a Busy Mom
October 18th, 2023
I remember the days as a new mom, wondering where all the time was going.  Daytime and nighttime blended together as I was feeding my newborn around the clock, and caring for her every need in between...  Read More
7 Steps Toward Experiencing Intimacy with God in Prayer
July 19th, 2023
In the eighth grade at Hobgood Elementary, my science teacher asked us to write a research paper on a science topic of our choice. I didn’t know what to research, so he suggested archaeology. I didn’t...  Read More
5 Ways to Seek God as a Young Adult
July 12th, 2023
We all remember what it’s like to get our first taste of real freedom in life. A time when your parents allowed you to make a decision for yourself that used to belong to them. For many of us that exp...  Read More
The Gospel and Adoption
July 5th, 2023
When my husband and I began dating, one of our earliest conversations was about adoption. Knowing children were growing up without the stability of a loving home deeply troubled both of us. We felt le...  Read More
3 Simple Ways to Share Faith with Preschoolers
May 9th, 2023
When considering this topic, I immediately went back to the simple moments when my own girls were preschoolers-- the simple moments that are now my favorite memories in the hectic days of caring for e...  Read More
How Do We Know the Bible is True?
April 9th, 2023
The truth of the Bible can’t be proven scientifically, but a compelling case can be made employing the rules of evidence, which is the method I’ll be using for this article. After the case supporting ...  Read More