The holiday shopping list that glistens

The holiday shopping list that glistens

A box. That’s the least expensive, most utilized gift to give to any child under the age of six. Grinning toddlers crawl through their cardboard...

November 16th, 2018 |  


The days following President Kennedy’s assassination

The days following President Kennedy’s assassination

John F. Kennedy had a profound effect on all of us not yet encumbered with stone-hard impressions of what a President should be. He was endowed with s...

November 16th, 2018 updated: November 16th, 2018. |  


Search the Scriptures: A prayer of thanksgiving

Search the Scriptures: A prayer of thanksgiving

The Bible reminds us: “Continue steadfastly in prayer, being watchful in it with thanksgiving.” (Colossians 4:2; ESV) And elsewhere, ̶...

November 15th, 2018 |  



I want to say to you, ‘I’m sorry’

I want to say to you, ‘I’m sorry’

I started writing weekly articles and submitting them in August of 1998. During this stretch of time, I have been mindful to give timely shout-outs to...

November 15th, 2018 |  


Teen testimony: Seek your Shepherd above all else

Teen testimony: Seek your Shepherd above all else

Decisions can be daunting. As I get older, I find myself facing more and more decisions. Knowing my decisions lay the foundation for my future, I ofte...

November 15th, 2018 |  


A Hunger for More: Be thankful for God’s blessings

A Hunger for More: Be thankful for God’s blessings

Thanksgiving is the day we officially set aside to reflect on our blessings, and the Friday after officially marks the start of the Christmas season. ...

November 15th, 2018 |  


God’s Kids Korner: Just have faith

God’s Kids Korner: Just have faith

In Mark 13: 1-8, Jesus and His disciples are leaving the Temple area when one of them remarks what a beautiful and magnificent building the Temple is ...

November 15th, 2018 |  


A veteran suicide and one mother’s story

A veteran suicide and one mother’s story

From her second-floor San Francisco apartment where she and her husband, Cliff, were spending a typical Friday evening relaxing, eating pizza, and wat...

November 14th, 2018 |  


Is the ‘Empress Tree’ a tree or a weed?

Is the ‘Empress Tree’ a tree or a weed?

We often get questions about a tree called the “Purple Empress” (Paulownia tomentosa) from people who have seen the tree in bloom or in ma...

November 14th, 2018 |  


Back Around the House II: Boys are different to raise than girls

Back Around the House II: Boys are different to raise than girls

Last week I overhead a young mother say, “Boys are definitely different to raise than girls.”As a mother of five boys and three girls I wo...

November 14th, 2018 |