Loving Broken People

Hollywood just paid Fred Rogers a big compliment. But it's probably not the one they expected. The long-awaited trailer for the Mr. Rogers biopic, A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, dropped this past week. Mr. Rogers is being played by none other than Tom Hanks. Let that sink in for a minute. The most iconic…

Conversation Starters

On a back road in Southern Illinois, heading home for a Memorial Day visit, I saw these words on a church sign in Thompsonville, Illinois: Jesus is God's selfie. I love clever church signs as much as the next guy. And I understand the desire to engage the culture "where it's at." As long as…

Love Is…..

A spring break trip to Waco, Texas last month landed us at the Magnolia Market, the home of the design and decor empire founded by HGTV's Chip and Joanna Gaines. We were well aware of the Gaines' Christian faith before we arrived. And true to form,  beautiful items of home decor incorporating Bible verses into…

Courage

What does real courage look like to you? To me, right now, it looks like a sister-in-law who is going through cancer treatment for a second time in 10 years. It's knowing the suffering she's sure to face during the treatments, and choosing to go through them anyway, because the desired result is the best…