Around the Word in 60 Seconds

When teaching my tweens and teens at home, I found it hard to find a simple devotional that they could relate to. My children didn’t date, didn’t deal with locker room gossip, or the usual school social structure. In fact, some of the typical devotionals written for young people glorified the traditional school culture enough

Because You Care – Review

At some point in our lives we are all caregivers. Whether caring for an infant or a loved one with a chronic illness, we all have been there. Sometimes we consider caregiving just a natural part of our life at the moment, at other times it’s doesn’t seem normal. Caring for my infants was a normal

Because You Care

As someone caring for an ill or elderly loved one, you understand that your role can push you to the limit, press on every nerve—and yet fill you with a deep sense of love and peace of mind. Beloved authors Cecil Murphey and Twila Belk know this too. Beautifully written and full of gentle wisdom,

Out and About at the Zoo

Our family has enjoyed reading aloud for years, even beyond the early reading days. There was a lull in the aloud-reading department after our children left home and before grandkiddos came along. Now when they visit, we have both serious story reading and funny romps through books. Out and About at the Zoo will be one


As editor of a small regional magazine, I began following the sailing Sunderland family when Zac was nearing the end of his record-breaking trip circumnavigating the globe. It wasn’t long after he returned that word reached my desk that his sister, Abby, would be attempting her own record-breaking journey. After following Zac, and having had

Juliet Immortal

I’m not usually drawn to romance novels and the current crop of dark romance really hasn’t appealed to me. I was drawn to Juliet Immortal, not because it falls into either of these categories, but because of the unique story premise. Stacy Jay’s most recent addition to dark romance for young adults (read teens) brings

made to play! – A Review

I’m usually leery of books that claim to encourage imaginative play. Too often exact steps are given as to what should be imagined and how the play should be undertaken. made to play! isn’t a book about play; it’s about toys. Toys can be the spark needed for imaginative play. Mr. Henriques has taken simple

When Bad Christians Happen to Good People

It’s been about ten years. One place that I felt was a safe place to share intimate truths turned out to be a minefield of pain. I had attended this church for nearly three decades before the knife stabbed my heart. I’m not the only person who has been hurt by the Christian organization called

In God We Still Trust

Like Bibles, I often wonder if there are too many versions of devotional books. Think about it. There’s the Women’s Bible, Men’s Bible, Patriot Bible, African American Bible, to name just a smattering of titles. Check the devotional section of a Bible bookstore and you’ll find similar titles: Devotionals for women, men, children, college students,