A “Call” from Charleston

by Doug Wysockey-Johnson “Calling” is the lens through which I try to live my life. As a Christian, it means trying as best I can to figure out God’s call to me in and through the events of my life. Since Thursday morning, I have been trying to figure out what is my...

Where My Feet Take Me

by Paul Hettinga Last Thursday marked the 43rd anniversary of Joanna and me being married. Laughingly, we have wondered if we’ve had 43 years of growing, loving and enjoying each other…or has it been one year lived over 43 times? Living with another person, sharing...

We Lost our Banana

by Tom Pappas I am writing this with tears in my eyes. Eleven days ago my son called to say that, “Jana has killed herself.” For the second time in 15 years I stood with Andy at a graveside grieving a beloved woman in our lives. Jana grew up fast and couldn’t wait for...

Prayer for the Crab Pickers (*And a Recipe!)

by Angier Brock Have you ever picked a crab? If so, you know the challenge of separating tasty morsels of meat from the rest—gills, shell, and so forth. When friends gather around a newspaper-covered picnic table strewn with steamed crabs and grilled corn on the cob...