Is Loss a Four-Letter Word? by Becky Barnhart

Everyone deals with and experiences loss. No one escapes its hurts, because loss doesn’t discriminate based on age, race, gender, culture, religion, or anything else. It doesn’t care how much money we have or don’t have, what our marital status is or isn’t, or whether we’re a size 2 or 22. It’s real and it happens to all of us. …

Your Words Matter

“Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you believe in Him, so that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” —Romans 15:13 It was early morning September 1st—now ten years ago. The phone rang. It was my dad. In between the tears he said, “Mom’s gone.” My brain …

Where is Your Hope? by Ali Propst

In this era of social media, we all have a platform. Some of us use our platforms to share cute animal videos (I love the mini dachshund ones). Others of us share photos of our families. Still others use social media to promote political and personal agendas. Whether or not you use Facebook, we are responsible for how we view …

Reflecting Christ in Our Relationships

I’m a big fan of podcasts. When I’m getting ready in the morning, driving in my car or cleaning my house, there’s a good chance I’m listening to a podcast. I’m such a fan I rarely listen to standard radio or music anymore.  Several of my favorite podcasts feature a host interviewing a guest. They each put their own spin …