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Make me a cake

Make me a cake

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Our story takes place in Israel, around 850 BC.[[A retelling of 1 Kings 17]] It was a sad and difficult time for a nation that was suffering under the worst king it had e... »

Heaven’s child

Heaven’s child

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This is the story of our son Gabriel, who was born with Down syndrome and was truly a special child. Although Gabriel only lived on this earth for two years and four mont... »

The special

The special

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Sandra felt as low as the heels of her Birkenstocks as she pushed against a cold winter gust and the florist shop door. Her life had been easy, like a spring breeze. Then... »

Strength for a new year

Strength for a new year

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By J. R. Miller[[Published in 1913, adapted. Source: https://gracegems.org/Miller/strength_for_a_new_year.htm.]] We ought to make something of every year. Each new year s... »

Gift ideas for hard times

Gift ideas for hard times

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How to give more while spending less Time. You would probably be surprised at how many people on your gift list would enjoy an evening of company more than a boxed gift.... »

Dinner date

Dinner date

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After 21 years of marriage, I discovered a new way of keeping the spark of love alive. A little while ago I went out with another woman. It was really my wife’s idea. “I... »

Rekindling the magic

Rekindling the magic

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Question: My wife and I have been married for 11 years, and though we still love each other, our relationship has grown stale. What can we do to put the magic back in our... »

“He expected it of me”

“He expected it of me”

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There is a story about two brothers who enlisted in the army during World War I and were assigned to the same unit. They were soon sent to the frontline trenches. In WWI... »

1 Corinthians 13 for today

1 Corinthians 13 for today

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Jesus gave us the key to true purpose and harmony when He said, “Love your neighbor as yourself.”[[Matthew 22:39]] What does that mean, in practical, everyday terms? One... »

Flavors of love

Flavors of love

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The course of true love never did run smooth.—William Shakespeare (1564–1616) Love is everything it’s cracked up to be. It really is worth fighting for, being brave for,... »

The guitar lesson

The guitar lesson

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Take a close look at the two guitars pictured below. If you were a guitarist, which would you pick up to play? Probably the one on the top with the straight frets (the th... »