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Father’s Second Life

February 6, 2020, the day when I thought I would lose my father. My father, Tatay, as my siblings call him, is a diabetic for 14 years, dependent on insulin....

In Step with My Father

I remember Daddy holding my hand as we entered the gates to the botanical gardens, Wrigley's gum, Elephant Ear pastries, Matchbox cars, him carrying me when I was hurt,...

Little Girl Lost … Little Girl Found: from Addiction to Grace and Freedom

Her father was a deputy for the Sheriff’s Department and also became an assistant pastor, making church and faith a family priority. But unbeknownst to her parents, between the ages of seven and eight-years-old, Jacquie was sexually abused.

Divine Strength After Tragedy: The Barrick Family Refuses to be Torn Apart

The Barrick family had two choices after an unthinkable tragedy: to allow themselves to be torn apart or to draw closer to one another through deeper relationship with God.

Yes, Virginia, There is a God

I think you must have asked another compelling question throughout your depressed state: “Does God still care for me? Does He even exist?”

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...

Gossip: When Words Fly

Surprisingly, and most unfortunately, it happens at our churches and even in our prayer meetings. What could be so prevalent and unseemly? Gossip. Ironically, it’s the sin that no one ever wants to talk about!

Who is Joel?

Joel is thirty-six years old, he is severely physically disabled. He is wheelchair-bound and is aided by a tracheostomy to help him breathe and keep his airway clear. He eats blenderized food through a tube, and he has a catheter.

The Angry Woman

I came across his wedding pictures. An ocean of tears flowed down my face and I released a scream in my head that only I could hear. I was angry.

Palm Sunday—Where’s the Triumph?

Where’s the Triumph? By Ron Gallagher The episode we’ve come to call “Palm Sunday” will soon be celebrated again by Christianity around the world. All four Gospel writers record the event,...

Netflix’s ‘Penguin Bloom’ has lessons about family, life and death

Sam Bloom was a smiling, energetic mom of three in 2013 who was living the so-called good life. She had reached her childhood goal of...

There’s a new streaming platform — and it’s a great option for families

America’s newest streaming service has hardly any movies and just as few scripted series, yet it’s one of the best options for families yet. Discovery...

Pixar’s ‘Soul’ has multiple great messages about life

The phrase “family-friendly” -- as every parent knows -- is subjective. The film your neighbor says is fine for the children might not be so family-friendly in your home.