The very first blooms from the backyard rose garden were very special to Wanda Anderson, evoking memories of her childhood. But when her husband handed off the first bouquet to someone else, the spring morning took a turn in an unexpected way.
When 28-year-old Sean McClintock stepped from his family’s car to take a quick skateboard ride down the steep hill, little did he realize how different his life would be before the evening ended. A traumatic brain injury survivor, this young man is a sports helmet advocate and on a path to find his destiny.
Lucy Luginbill writes about a Colorado man who overcame drug and alcohol addiction by turning to God. His life turned around while walking his dog across a frosty field, and he had his ‘burning bush’ moment.
When a gift-filled shoebox leaves the giver’s hands, the story of joy has only begun. One woman tells her poetic story of how she personally placed the Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes in Rwandan children’s hands.
When a gift-filled shoebox is placed in the hands of Rwandan children, it often holds the very thing that child wanted. Tricia MacFarlan saw firsthand the miracles when she traveled this summer with an Operation Christmas Child team to the developing country.
Dexter McKinley spent days on the dark and deadly streets of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, until his mother abandoned him at an orphanage in 1997. Sixteen years later, the Tri-Cities businessman has found his life-purpose.
When the family van rolled on the highway, Cleo the cat jumped through a shattered window and fled the scene. How could a 7-month-old kitten possibly survive harsh winter temperatures and preying coyotes? Most people would think it didn’t have a prayer.
It seemed the young woman had been handed an assignment, one that in her mind was certainly not for her. The very thought of taking on such a task – the portrayal of Holocaust survivor Corrie ten Boom — made Susie Sandager’s knees tremble.