Peace to the Lost

By Melanie Kauffman When I was in sixth grade, I befriended a boy who for privacy’s sake I’ll call James....

Longing for Freedom

By Todd Hill Anyone who has watched the movie Braveheart can’t help but immediately think about the iconic scene at...

Shooting through the Screen

By Ward Shope Early one rainy morning this summer, I spotted a bear outside our vacation lodging place. It was...

Perfume for Jesus

By Charlotte Gleason Recently, I read Mark’s account of the woman who poured “pure nard” (14:3) over the head of...

What Are You Bringing?

By Dave Almack (This blog was originally published on “FaithLit”, Dave Almack’s Blog. You can find the original here.) So,...

A Summer Update

By Jane Highley Summer is not over (hardly), yet the end feels dreadfully near. The back-to-school ads have been consistent...

Boldly Unashamed of It All

By Ward Shope “…it is my eager expectation and hope that I will not be at all ashamed, but that...

Thankful for the Longing

By Debbie Shope I recently was offered an old, beat-up aluminum pitcher which I was happy to accept. My husband,...

My Chair

By Ward Shope It’s 4 o’clock on a Friday afternoon and Fae and I are closing up shop at the...

Handling the News

By Ward Shope Perhaps I shouldn’t admit this, but I rarely take a deep look at the news anymore. Much...

A Teacher’s Summer Syllabus

By Jane Highley Summer has finally arrived, and like many teachers, I am already basking in the freedom of a...

Comfortable or Flourishing

By Todd Hill When Ethan was in preschool, he was told to draw a picture of his family. He did...