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Trilogy of Success


By Lindsay Cherry Being adopted into a multiracial family and living in a predominantly White town in the early 1990’s brought on unique experiences and challenges. I was one of seven children with loving parents.  I learned early on the importance of loving people, accepting those who were different from ourselves, and lending a helping […]

A Lenten Walk


Lent is a 40-day season of reflection and preparation for Easter. It often includes times of prayer, self-examination, repentance, and self-denial.  Over the years I have used many different Lenten devotions, and this year I decided to create a new way of reflecting. While reading ideas for celebrating Lent during the pandemic, I came across […]

I Am Grumpy!


Today I am grumpy.  Really grumpy . . . because my list of “I can’ts” seems impossibly long: I can’t walk because my hip hurts, the COVID pandemic has grounded me, I can’t worship with my church family and I can’t lose weight, just to name of few. So today I am grumpy.  I was […]

3 Ways to Care for a Friend on the Anniversary of Their Loved One’s Death


Although many anniversaries are happy, some are steeped in sadness. If someone you know will soon experience the anniversary of a loved one’s death, please don’t stay silent; they need to hear that you care. Here are three ideas to help the grieving remember their loved one.                              Remind them their loved one was “legendary.”  […]

Ask Youth to Take a Hike


As I write this, we are nearing the one-year anniversary of the COVID-19 pandemic. We’ve all had to be creative and look for ways to create connection while maintaining physical distance. Although youngsters have been able to withstand the effects of the virus better than their elders, many still suffer. How can you create joyful […]



Shortly after George Floyd was killed, I read an essay by Amy, who is the white mom of two young Ethiopian American children. Amy writes of the anxiety she feels because of the ways our society treats black males, and the conversations she must have with her 10-year-old son to help him learn to stay […]