Finding Hope in the Darkness

Photo Credit: Hope by Martin Grommel   We’re officially three weeks into the school year, and things have become more hectic than ever.  After losing two school directors in four months, having the school vandalized, and having a water line burst and flood one of our buildings in six inches of water, it’s been a […]

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Steady Standing

“Stand firm in the LORD” – I Peter 5:9 Our market-driven culture has trained our hearts to be discontent, and most of us will spend our lives constantly trying to dream more, to do more, and to be more. We all fall into this trap.  While our efforts to succeed may very well motivate us […]

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Friday Fictioneers – “Final Sunset”

(Photo Copyright: Rich Voza) One breathtaking photo.  100 well-chosen words.  The following story was submitted as part of Friday Fictioneers – a weekly fiction contest for writers to hone their skills.  Find other entries by visiting Final Sunset “THEY’RE COMING.” Her text message bounced onto my phone’s glowing screen, causing me to choke on […]

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Foster Dads – I Salute You!

“So, what’s it like to be a foster dad?” It’s a question that has worked its way into many a casual conversation since my wife and I joined a Foster-to-Adopt program.  Well, let me help you with this.  Sit back, close your eyes, and imagine the following… – You send your toddler to “time out” […]

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The Art of Remembering

“Looks like it’s just you and me, Gma,” I found myself saying as I settled into the dark sedan.  My grandmother couldn’t answer, of course, because she was lying peacefully in a coffin at the back of the car.  I was given the honor of preaching at my own grandmother’s funeral about two weeks ago, […]

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