Letting Go – My Daughter Goes to College

Writer’s Digest award winning author, Sherri Gragg, reflects on the struggles and triumphs parents face as she prepares her oldest daughter for her journey to …

A Pastor Finds Strength and Grace to Lead Through Community Crises

By Dr. Cindy Ryan, associate pastor, First United Methodist Church Our senior pastor, my friend and colleague Ken Diehm, died suddenly in February 2011. Our …

A Lifestyle of Service To A New Generation

Utther Finau: My Mother’s Example I could tell you so much about my mom. I can still feel her amazing hugs that seemed to …

The Wickes Honor Their Mother After Her Cancer Battle

‘Active and engaging’ would be two words to describe our mom, Amy Wicke. Outgoing and personable, she made friends quickly, and most of those friendships …

A Family’s Journey Through Addiction

Finding Hope One Day at a Time After both going through divorces, Steve and I, former high school classmates, reconnected. We’ve been married for twenty-seven …

One Church’s “Jesus Calling” Story

Sometimes the best view comes when looking backward. I am a pastor in a 2,800-member Methodist church in Texas. Like most pastors, my days …