The Afternoon Drive

My teenage son recently experienced his first heartbreak. His quasi-girlfriend of three months decided that they were better off being friends. Curiously, aside from school, the two never hung out. There were never any goofily awkward teenage phone calls or belabored requests to meet up...

It has been an eventful year.  There have been many exciting and exhausting events that have taken place in our country and within our own communities, since January 2016.  There has been unspeakable joy and there has been sorrowful pain.  In many ways 2016 has...

This Christmas we may notice the 'abundance' that surrounds us. Too much food. Too many gifts. A great number of gatherings. Yet this year, I pray we receive and deliver an ample amount of Mercy, Peace and Love. Merry Christmas! Luann...

There are a handful of phrases and quotes that either give me pause or stir my spirit.  In the rarest of cases one can do both.  Such is the case with Jacob Marley's famous quote from Charles Dickens’ classic, "A Christmas Carol."  In Dickens' story the...

At the family reunion our grandchildren joined in a game of hide and seek. Three hid their eyes and counted to 30 while everyone else searched for a place to be unnoticed. Our three year old didn’t understand the concept completely. She...

Our Thanksgiving meal offers so many goodies! But what do you do with the leftovers? I'd like to suggest we prepare for our missing friend, maybe one we haven't even met yet. Tough times hit us all. Whether a need is physical or...

As Christians, we should be eager to share God's love with others.  This is especially true if we are speaking to a person who does not yet know Jesus as his or her savior. Sharing God's message of hope and encouragement is a Christian staple....

[caption id="attachment_11095" align="alignright" width="273"] photo by: Roman Kraft[/caption]I've heard it said that an army marches on its stomach.  I've also heard that the key to a man's heart is through his stomach...