A Book Recommendation

By Tim Shaw A few years ago, Debbie Leonard (NLD’s former Children’s Ministries Director) gave me a copy of Jack...

A Podcast That Feeds My Soul

By Jane Highley If you ever find me with my earbuds on, I’m either running or cleaning. (Usually the former,...

Untitled Reflections

By Melanie Kauffman Every time I sit down to write something for this blog, a big question looms over me:...

Parenting a Disabled Child by Faith

By Donna Donnelly As a mother of a 26-year-old son with autism and a developmental disability, there has been both...

40 Years

By Rae Barnes It was just last week that my in-laws celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary. Shortly after the actual...

"You Are Welcome Here!"

By Laurel Kehl That’s how Pastor Vinny Tauriello greeted our ESL students and families at the annual Thanksgiving Feast this...

Moving Into the New Year

By Charlotte Gleason Sometimes, my age surprises me. In my head, I am still in my early twenties, looking forward...

Gospel Poem

By Ward Shope Eden’s garden, Designer fashioned Fertile earth, painless birth Human freedom, love impassioned Tree of life, taste forbidden,...

Christmas 2016

Christmas ads on TV Used to really annoy me With their focus on material stuff. This year, they’re only silly...

An Answer in a Time of Struggle

By Tosha Morris During my son Gavin’s two-year battle with stage 4 Neuroblastoma, a childhood cancer involving the sympathetic nervous...