Stay

By Tracy Lane | July 31, 2017 | 20 Comments

She grips me tight and whispers, “Stay! I like you so much.” I give her one last kiss and wriggle free from her tired arms. When she catches me peeking back for a final glance before I flick the light out, she begs again, “Stay!” Annie is learning to go to bed on her own. […]

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The Perfect Father’s Day Gift

By Barbara Rainey | June 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

What are you getting your dad for Father’s Day? It may seem odd to still get your dad a gift now that you’re a grown child. Sure, your dad isn’t out in the backyard throwing you pitches these days. And he’s certainly not waiting for you in the school pickup line. He’s not the one […]

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Dads Read, Too

By Barbara Rainey | June 1, 2017 | 1 Comment

Have you seen our summer reading lists for your family? Making time to read with our kids was such a joy for me as a mother. But it’s not just for moms. Ladies, include your husbands. Encourage your kids to huddle around their dad while he brings another world to life. Allow your husband and […]

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A Table for Your Soul

By Joanne Thompson | April 6, 2017 | 8 Comments

“Together is a wonderful place to be.” This simple but true sentiment graced a card that a friend recently sent me. Though long digested, the Wednesday lunch meal we shared around my table of stuffed acorn squash, story telling, laughter, and tears keeps giving life to me. Whenever I set my heart in the direction […]

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Love Starts in the Kitchen

By Barbara Rainey | April 5, 2017 | 4 Comments

Early one morning on a quiet, lonely beach a solitary man stood looking out over the blue of the sea. He was watching a small fishing boat. As it neared the shore, the beachside onlooker and the fishermen shouted greetings to one another.  As anglers often do, the man offered a fishing tip to the […]

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