When I was a child, our phone rang late one fall evening, and the man on the other end of the phone explained that his name was Joe and that he and
The Wise Men who followed the star to Bethlehem looked for truth, and sought to connect the star with the coming Messiah by following it. They knew enough of Old Testament
Many of my journeys have been connected to mission projects. One such project that actually never came to fruition comes to my mind. It was a project in Chevrolet,
Family upheavals, job loss, retirement, career changes, illness, unexpected babies. Doesn’t being a Christian mean having life easy? How do I integrate all these challenges into my faith in God?
Otis Norman Shands Jr., 96, a key figure in the peaceful desegregation of Atlanta Public Schools in 1961 and a resident of The Baptist Home in Chillicothe, Mo., died at home on Dec. 17.
We walked from the car in the dark of night up to the clapboard house. My Mennonite friend waited in the car as if knowing what was coming. The man and
Christopher Robin has always had his “Hundred-Acre Wood.” My friends and I had the woods at Sand Rock Falls. It was a “magical” place where we ran, played hide-and-seek, killed the
Dec. 30, 2004, was a wintry Thursday that changed my life forever. Five days after Christmas, usually everyone is still in the holiday spirit. But almost eight years ago, a
Just a child, Tony's "giving" in the small church's Christmas pageant taught adults that their willingness to "live the story" throughout the year really does make a difference in someone's life.
Christmas is a reminder that the Christ child has always had a witness — even prior to his birth. The prophets of old foretold his coming in remarkable detail hundreds of years before his birth-appearance into the family of simple people in a rather common