In the book Cooking as Life, the author tells the story of his grandmother. Annie rarely had money, but in the Arkansas hills, she usually had food for her generous cooking pot, whether gathered ...

A mine sweeper is vital in times of war. Our enemies will plant hidden charges designed to cut us at the knees when we least expect. If we plan our course through mined waters, our chances of ...

Find and Replace is an editing term that writers are familiar with. If we write a story, and it’s about tigers, we can make it tell about elephants using Find and Replace. We tell our word ...

There are some things that seem to trip us up every time. That cinnamon roll on the break room table. Mary brings them every Tuesday, and we can’t resist taking one. Or the shoe store’s ...

A mirror is like a social media post. We can make it show just what we want to see. Are our arms too big? Turn to the side, and they suddenly seem slimmer. Dark circles under our eyes from a ...

In the English countryside of Buckinghamshire, a three-story “mini-castle” built in the 1700s, a type of building known as an architectural folly, teetered, threatening to crumble. A fire ...

Someone is telling you a story, probably involving their opinion or something they expect from you, and about the time they seem finished, they add this: On the other hand. Once you hear those ...

Off-roading is a sport enjoyed worldwide. Get a truck, beef up the suspension, and add big tires. You need ground clearance, because you never know the size of the rocks you might drive over in ...

List the things you love. Right now. On a napkin, on your hand, anywhere you can. Your list might include your children, your favorite dress, or even the chocolate mousse you enjoyed at the ...

In 1985, recording artists from across North America joined to send a message to listeners everywhere. The group of artists (at least 13 and as many as 50) named themselves U.S.A. for Africa. ...

Mountaineers climb in dangerous territory. Steep cliffs. Crumbly stone. Moisture-covered rock. They can slip and fall, and sometimes they do. Alex Honnold, the star of the Oscar-winning film ...

The Internet has allowed Christian teachers unprecedented access to ministry opportunities across the globe. Establish your offices in Chicago, London, or Adelaide, and you can minister to people ...

Where has life let you down? Has a relationship not panned out? Are house repairs swamping your financial ship? Perhaps you are realizing retirement might never be an option. Or maybe it’s ...