Enjoy showy, low-maintenance peonies

Enjoy showy, low-maintenance peonies

Around Memorial Day each year you see many colorful clumps of showy peonies in farmyards and gardens. Some of them give off an intoxicating sweet frag...

May 14th, 2019 |  


Voices speak from our past

Voices speak from our past

A few weeks ago, I found myself comforting my daughter.As often happens, we ended up crying together. Then, we ended up comforting each other.The reas...

May 13th, 2019 |  


The sublime fruit of the vine — wine

The sublime fruit of the vine — wine

My friend Laura has spent a lifetime doing for others. Incredibly smart and incredibly generous, she is always there for her family, for her extended ...

May 13th, 2019 |  



Cross Words: I am home where you are

Cross Words: I am home where you are

To the lost and lonely. The outcasts. Downtrodden. And forgotten. This one’s for you. But don’t worry. It’s for me, too.We all long ...

May 9th, 2019 |  


Search the Scriptures: Choose to be a Nathan

Search the Scriptures: Choose to be a Nathan

There is a certain phenomenon which can be seen in our modern political discourse, and Christians who participate in it should stop already.The proble...

May 9th, 2019 |  


The best kind of mother?

The best kind of mother?

I know that the Mother’s Day and Father’s Day observances are set up to honor these parents. But, the inherent value of these two days als...

May 9th, 2019 |  


A Hunger for More: His provision of godly mothers

A Hunger for More: His provision of godly mothers

Like anyone else in the world, God’s people today frequently find themselves in the midst of changes and feelings of being out of control. As lo...

May 9th, 2019 |  


God’s Kids Korner:

God’s Kids Korner:

You probably know that this coming Sunday is Mother’s Day. You may have made some sort of gift or card for her at school this week or bought her...

May 9th, 2019 |  


Go grey, get nutty, save a retired racer

Go grey, get nutty, save a retired racer

Adopting a greyhound is a good thing. It gives a magnificent dog a good life beyond its racing days, saving it from the possibility of being put down....

May 8th, 2019 |  


Just fine in ‘our little world’

Just fine in ‘our little world’

The other night while watching YouTube I heard a song by country singer Tom T. Hall called “Our Little World.” He sang of the tranquility ...

May 8th, 2019 |