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Q&A: Is it possible to date my ex’s friend?

Question More than a year ago, I broke up with my boyfriend.  Currently, I am quite interested in another guy that my ex is also friends with. Here’s the dilemma: I don’t want to hurt my ex. I was the one that broke up with him. I broke his heart, and even now, I feel […]

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What is a Christian Christmas?

QUESTION I’ve been a believer in Christ most of my life, and I know that “Jesus is the reason for the [Christmas] season,” but every year I feel like that head knowledge has a hard time getting to my heart. I’m so distracted and busy in December. I love to buy gifts for people, and […]

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The Pilgrims’ Thanksgiving Secret

by Candice Watters Apart from the turkey, stuffing, and pumpkin pie, one of our favorite Thanksgiving meal traditions is a Pilgrim quiz. In the center of our table, next to the feast, is a small bowl with strips of paper; each with a question. How many Pilgrims left for the New World? From where did […]

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How to Bake Bread

When our daughter was only two, she preferred peanut butter sandwiches to nearly everything else. Because she was underweight, an older friend encouraged me to start baking bread from scratch, and then she showed me how to do it. That, plus natural, sugar-free peanut butter was a staple during a season when she needed lots […]

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Sea dragons, a desperate quest, and a final battle carry Warden and the Wolf King to the end of the Wingfeather Saga

by Harrison and Zoe Watters Today the Warden and the Wolf King was released broadly. In Wolf King Andrew Peterson weaves a treacherous journey toward a glorious resolution of the Wingfeather Saga. The collection of books is a saga, of course, because it’s the fourth in the series and “The Wingfeather Quadlogy” doesn’t roll off the tongue so well. […]

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Help for the Risks We’re Called to Take

by Harrison Watters It’s easy for me to admire people like Ernest Shackleton, John F. Kennedy, and Harriet Beecher Stowe for the way they overcame the odds and survived a near-death trip to the south pole (Shackleton), swam two miles towing a wounded soldier away from a sinking ship (Kennedy), and challenged the status-quo on […]

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Lively Smiths

Charles is both friend and photography mentor. The set up for this shot was his idea.

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$31.90 to Vote

We just spent thirty-one dollars and ninety cents to vote in tomorrow’s election. I know, poll taxes are a thing of the past. What I didn’t know — till last week — is that mail forwarding doesn’t work on vote-by-mail ballots. When I realized our ballots were overdue, I called the Board of Elections and […]

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Earlier concept for Mt. Rushmore

…would have included more of the president’s bodies.

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Four Great Leaders

…sure are inspiring with 60 foot tall faces carved in granite.

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