UN-Expecting

“It won’t happen to me,” is what Lauren was thinking, just moments before she conceived her first child. As a senior at Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts, author Lauren Beccue was making plans for...

Letters to Emily

"Dear Emily, Remember how I used to say that when I died, I wanted to be remembered as a godly woman? I almost gave that up this winter..." Writing letters home to her sister Emily is Hannah Zartman’s...

Every Day Is an Audition

Author Ric Smith, a teacher in the Auburn University School of Communication and Journalism, the stadium announcer for Auburn football, and a United Methodist minister, has always warmly welcomed students to...

Christ Kitchen

"I awoke with a knife at my neck and the palpable pounding of a rapist’s heartbeat on my chest." So begins Christ Kitchen—a story about redemption and healing based on the experience that molds the...

Beyond Rubber Duckies

Dr. Judy Ann Mumford has spent years counseling and consoling battle-weary parents. Driven by concern over adolescents’ risky and potentially life-altering behaviors, she began an impassioned search for...

18 Inches

What does it take to get truth from my head to my heart? How can I genuinely experience God’s love that casts out fear? When we seek God’s answers to human questions, the results may be unexpected....

Growing Disciples Organically

The Jesus Method of Spiritual Formation “Follow me.” These two simple words spoken by Jesus are often needlessly complicated with theological, psychological, and sociological interpretations. Using...