Editor’s Letter

I’m not sure how my mother went from being out-of-touch to being the wisest woman on the planet, but I remember my dawning awareness of her greatness. The first inkling of her buried wisdom came on the day my husband and I moved into our first home. Mom came to help me unpack, and I […]

Editor’s Letter

Russian author Fyodor Dostoyevsky once said, “The soul is healed by being with children.” I think Jesus agrees. I’ve always been touched by the squabble between Jesus and his disciples over the children. Apparently mothers haven’t changed much over the millennia. The moms of Jesus’ time were a good judge of character, and many of them […]

4 Keys to Rescuing Easter

An old preacher line states an uncomfortable truth in a humorous way. At the end of the Easter service, the preacher says to the congregation, “Let me wish you a Merry Christmas, since I won’t see many of you again until then.” Christmas and Easter are the bookends of what many people think of as […]

Editor’s Letter

When the theological clouds part, and I finally understand something that has plagued me for years, it’s a good day. Last Sunday was a good day. My pastor, who is also my husband, was warming up for his sermon. Like a batter in the batter’s box, he was tossing a few spiritual pitches to his […]

Hello-This is Birthright of Columbia

The phone rang in the little house at 1405 Gregg Street in downtown Columbia. Hank Chardos prayed as he reached for the phone and an opportunity to change a life. Maybe even save a life. “Hello. This is Birthright of Columbia. How can I help you?” A young female almost whispered into the phone. “What […]

Editor’s Letter

Some days the spiritual darkness in our world seems blacker than ever. Political unrest. Rising crime rates. Moral and societal decline. And the ever growing number of aborted babies. What kind of a society is it that kills its most vulnerable citizens? My office is one building away from the Planned Parenthood clinic in Middleburg […]