If Jesus Had A Gym – A Devotion

“Physical training is good, but training for godliness is much better, promising benefits in this life and in the life to come.” – 1 Timothy 4:8 (NLT) New Year’s resolutions differ from person to person, but one of the most popular resolutions for the new year is to lose weight […]

A Christmas from The Past

As a child growing up in the 50s and 60s, Christmastime wasn’t just about Santa coming down the chimney with a sackful of gifts but a culmination of excitement waiting for Christmas. Looking back, it wasn’t so much Christmas day that I remember, but the anticipation leading up to that […]


“Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice.” – Ephesians 4:31 (ESV) As a young widow, I told myself that if I could survive the loss of my husband, then I could accomplish anything I set my mind […]

The Side Porch by Laurie Davis

Everything about my maternal grandmother’s house fascinated me. I loved going to her house to play, and the enclosed side porch was where I usually headed. It was towards the back of the house, just off the left side of the kitchen. Her home sat in the middle of a […]

Sharon Kennedy: The Hay Fields of Tony Jarvie

The fragrant fields are quiet now. Tractors, rakes, tedders, balers, and hay wagons will get a rest and reprieve until once again called into service. Bales of timothy are stacked to the rafters and thousands more await the arrival of boxed semi-trucks that will carry them from the Upper Peninsula […]