Deeper Longing

Author: Josh Hawes It is that time of the year again. We all know it’s coming. It’s the season where everyone thinks I’m a grinch. That’s right. I am the guy who doesn’t want to hear Christmas music before Thanksgiving. The guy who likes to question traditions, much to the discomfort of many in my…

Beauty for Ashes

By: Holly Berg Three years ago we bought our son an adorable little t-shirt:  “Big Brother Team Captain”, it said. He wore it to Grandma and Grandpa’s house that evening – he was so excited to share the big secret he had been keeping. My husband’s parents were ecstatic – they had been waiting for a second grandchild since…

Hope on Mother’s Day

Author: Chara Donahue It was 12:30 AM Mother’s Day 2005, our first as husband and wife, and we were in the ER. I was bleeding; I was pregnant, but they were telling me I wouldn’t be for much longer. There was no heartbeat. I stared at the wall, and my husband prayed. It felt like…