Winter. Christmas ... and all the family trauma that can bring it crashing down. Here's a story for you. A minister was headed up north with his young family for the Christmas season. He'd told his ...

What does a flashlight do? Turns darkness into light. Keeps us from stumbling on roots or stones on our path. Helps us avoid trees and cliffs. Keeps us safe. It protects us. Jesus is that ...

What does Christmas mean to you? Chestnuts roasting over an open fire. A decorated tree filled with lights and ornaments. Gifts for everyone. Family around the fire. Reading “The Night Before ...

Take a road trip, and you’ll appreciate the convenience of billboards. Stuckey’s, seven miles ahead! Two more exits to Buc-ees! The cleanest restrooms around! Visit the Omaha Holiday Inn, this ...

Joy shared is joy doubled. If you cook a pie only for yourself, it tastes half as good as one shared with family and friends. Part of the pleasure we take in our success and accomplishments comes ...

Vacation, the road trip sort. Hours in a car, the kids in the back seat. Nowadays, we have iPads, built-in media systems, and entertainment right in the car. But let the mists of time take you back ...

“I have no time!” That’s the story of life during the holiday season for many of us. Rush, rush, rush … when will we ever be able to slow down? The tree needs to be decorated. We’ve yet ...

We live in an electrified world. Tour a new house before the insulation and sheet rock go in, and you’ll find a warren of wires running through the walls. The attic is crisscrossed with them: fat ...

Thanksgiving is here. Today is a travel day for many people, and tomorrow we will gather with our family and friends. Over the course of several centuries, the American holiday has become a ...

A flood is a force that can only be fought for a time. The rising waters will invade every space and consume everything it touches. New York in 2012 found this out when Hurricane Sandy rose up ...

We think of spring as a time of rebirth. However, let’s reminisce. It’s December 26th, and Christmas is over for another year. We’ve packed baby Jesus back into his storage box, swept the ...

Money ... that’s what makes us rich, right? Or it is time when we’ve received that diagnosis that deprives us of days we deserve with our daughter or our son. Perhaps it a relationship with a ...

Many areas of the world produce fine wine. However, not all grapes like to grow in all conditions. The soil composition, the amount of sun, even the annual rainfall all affect the quality of the ...