Wishing You a Holly, Jolly, Holy Christmas

I’ve been trying to figure out how to juggle writing, family, and church, without dropping the ball before Christmas got added to the list. My first impulse is to...

My Broken Road

The ugly truth is hard to dredge up, especially when you are so far past it. But sometimes God wants us to share our “junk” so others can see...

A Night to Shine for Special Needs

Everyone should have a special day just for them. For some, it might be a birthday or an anniversary. Mothers and fathers have a block on the calendar where they...

Are You Passionate?

Anyone who knows anything about the National Football League is aware that Pittsburgh Steelers Head Coach Mike Tomlin is passionate. He is a no-nonsense leader who gets to the point...

But For the Grace of God

Every Wednesday since the summer of 2015, Ashley has visited the Ashland Community Kitchen to serve food to people who are in need. The talented photographer not only sees life...

Even a Child is Known

Right now, I’m reading the book of Proverbs. I absolutely love this book. It’s chalk full of golden nuggets that aren’t only practical but they encourage you to believe...

A Writing Conference Can Change Your Life

Ohio Christian Writers Conference Comes to Columbus Area November 1-3 Could three days change your life? Have you dreamed of having your work published or landing that big book contract? It could...

The Savior is Knocking

Scripture Reading: Revelation 3:20 Jesus is our humble Savior. He waits for us to open the door. We have probably all seen some rendition of The Light of the World, William Holeman Hunt’s...

There is Another Way

When I grew up in Southern Ohio, I really didn’t worry about anything bad happening in my neighborhood. I used to jog around my community at 10 p.m. in the...

Lessons from the Canada Geese

Scripture Reading: Job 12:7 Many lessons can be learned from God’s creation that surrounds us all. Just think for a moment about the lessons from watching the Canada Geese as...

Business

Christians, Work, and Bad Behavior

As a 34-year employee of the Federal government, including 20 years as a manager, I saw all kinds of behavior: professional, unprofessional, and downright...

Questions To Ask Before Taking Social Security

Social Security can be an important part of your retirement income. So, before you start making decisions about your payments, you’ll want to know...

Financial Tips For Single Women

What are your financial goals? Men and women face the same economic stress factors of modern life, but women still face specific obstacles.

Education

A Must-Follow Reading Plan for Every New Homeschool Parent

Very often, the very first thing a new homeschool parent will do is look for a curriculum to purchase. What if I were to tell you that that’s one of the last things that should be done? The fact is, homeschooling is about so much more than that.