The Profound Impact of a Teacher

The Profound Impact of a Teacher

A Special Teacher In the Spring of 1983, 17-year-old Gracie Parker auditioned for a music scholarship at Nashville’s Belmont University. Standing before the music faculty teachers, she felt great gratitude when one of them offered to accompany her at the piano....
A Deeper Consolation

A Deeper Consolation

Yet Another Consolation Opportunity As the news of yet another mass shooting confronted America following the tragedy in Annapolis, the drownings in Missouri, and now the shootings in Toronto, the frequency of these events may have created an ancillary effect. Where...
Equipping My Fellow Amputees

Equipping My Fellow Amputees

I returned from a 2010 trip with our Ghanaian prosthetic limb program …only to be medically sidelined for 8 years. The surgeries continued and infections nearly took me out (twice!). I found myself floundering physically, emotionally, and even spiritually....
The Endurance of Hymns

The Endurance of Hymns

Throughout the Bible, hymns served as an integral part of the lives of God’s people.  We see the references of hymns from the psalms of David to Jesus singing on the way to Gethsemane.  In addition, one story always fascinated me.  Paul and Silas imprisoned and...

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