canthesadcomeout

Can the Sad Come Out?

Children have many questions when they lose friends, family members, and even pets. Why do living things have to die? What happens to our bodies when we die? How do we get to heaven when we die? Will I ever...
Forgiving the Catholic Church

Forgiving the Catholic Church

Bill Christman had always been an affectionate and confident child, but when he entered first grade he began to be plagued with anxieties and fears. From the moment he awoke, his mind was filled with a single...
Why

Why? A True WWII Saga of Dutch Resistance

As a contemporary of world-renowned Corrie ten Boom featured in The Hiding Place, Diny well remembers when the Nazis shut down the ten Booms in 1944. Their capture closed off yet another hiding place to which...
The Dementia Dance

The Dimentia Dance

When a loved one's strange behaviors and off -the-wall comments reveal the onset of dementia, family members face an onslaught of decisions. Whether they realize it or not, dealing with their loved one's...
A-Miracle-for-Micah

A Miracle for Micah: Faith in God’s Plan

Young Reuben crawls through the freezing nighttime rain, dragging his legs and feet behind him. Unable to walk since birth, he is tired of being miserable and a burden on his family. He plans to end his life...
Change Agent

Change Agent

Growing up in a traditional religious system, Dan Moynihan struggled with the deep questions of life: If Jesus died on the cross for our sins, why do we have to pay for our sins in purgatory? Why do good...
The Flying Farm Boy

The Flying Farmboy: A Michigan Memoir

"A captivating memoir about the events in a young Michigan farm boy's life that send him winging his way towards the life God has planned for him." -Rev. Stephen Steenstra The joys and challenges of life on a...
Ori's Amazing Purpose

Ori’s Amazing Purpose

Young people naturally dream about their futures. They are influenced by family, friends, and teachers as well as the Bible and other books, television, movies, life experiences, and their unique abilities....
We Wait You

We Wait You

"We wait you. Why did you take so long?" -Taryn Hutchison was asked this poignant question after her lecture on democracy to a class in Bucharest, Romania. Communism had just fallen. "We waited 45 years for...
Lessons from the Washing Machine

Lessons from the Washing Machine

Because of a knee injury, Ruth has developed a disorder known as Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD). Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Type I (CRPS - I) is the newer term for the disorder. The hypothetical...