Outspoken: Katie Leigh’s story

Once you hear the voice of Connie Kendall from Focus on the Family's “Adventures in Odyssey” radio drama you never forget it.

In Step With My Father

I remember Daddy holding my hand as we entered the gates to the botanical gardens, Wrigley's gum, Elephant Ear pastries, Matchbox cars, him carrying me when I was hurt,...

The Measure of a Mom

Sometimes as a parent your heart swells with joy, but at other times you labor in love with tears and a busted heart over your children. Know this, faithful mom—your...

Yes, Virginia, There is a God

By Pam S. Walker “Does God still care for me?  Does He even exist?"         Dear Mother, It has been 36 years since I celebrated Christmas with you. Not a year goes by that...

Locating Light Inside the Tunnel of Loss, Part 1

“There is light at the end of the tunnel.” This saying is intended to relieve our angst while experiencing difficulties, reminding us that things will improve. But, what about the Tunnel of Loss that occurs when you lose a child; in some cases, your only child or all your children?

Even a Child is Known

Right now, I’m reading the book of Proverbs. I absolutely love this book. It’s chalk full of golden nuggets that aren’t only practical but they encourage you to believe...

Father’s Day Brings Back Memories of My Dad

“My father used to play with my brother and me in the yard. Mother would come out and say ‘you’re tearing up the grass.’”

Happy Mother’s Day, Tummy Mommy

Who is this unheralded mother?  She's a Tummy Mommy.  In case you are unfamiliar with this term, it is a description of a birth mother, a brave woman who has carried a child for months, endured the pain of delivering that child and then has her heart broken because she will not be raising that child.
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The Martins are Still Standing

Joyce. Jonathan. Judy. They are the Martins, and they will showcase their beautiful family harmony when they perform in concert at New Covenant CCCU (535 E. Second Street) in Waverly...

To Romance Your Wife, Consider Her Love Language

Husbands, if you want to introduce a little romance this Valentine’s Day, stop and consider your wife’s Love Language. Blogger Ashley L. Jones goes through each of the 5 Love Languages as identified by author Gary Chapman, and suggests ways you can show your wife you really love her.

Business

Chick-fil-A Founder’s Daughter Reveals Mom as ‘Backbone’ of Family Dynasty

“We have never separated business from good biblical principles and practices which we believe have contributed to the success of the business,” White said.

Christians, Work, and Bad Behavior

As a 34-year employee of the Federal government, including 20 years as a manager, I saw all kinds of behavior: professional, unprofessional, and downright...

Questions To Ask Before Taking Social Security

Social Security can be an important part of your retirement income. So, before you start making decisions about your payments, you’ll want to know...

Education

Homeschooling for the Non-homeschool Family

It’s definitely business as usual within our home. We homeschool, which means I have all the sharpened pencils, paper, and saved curriculum just waiting to be printed out! Not much has changed since COVID-19 reared its ugly head into our day-to-day lives. While our life...