Category: Family Life

Lenten Conversations: Dr. Martin Marty on Family Time

Another Way for week of March 10, 2017 Lenten Conversations: Martin Marty on Family Time Editor’s note: Third in a six-week Lenten series of interviews Melodie Davis conducted with influential Christians. One of the persons I felt most privileged to interview several years ago was Dr. Martin Marty, longtime editor, prolific author, and columnist at Christian […]

Lenten Conversations: Mike Berenstain of “Bear” Book Fame

Lenten Conversations: Mike Berenstain of “Bear” Book Fame Another Way Column for week of March 3, 2017 Editor’s note: Second in a six-week Lenten series of interviews Melodie Davis conducted with influential Christians over several years. I was surprised when I learned that Mike Berenstain was to be commencement speaker at my alma mater, […]

Let’s Hear it for Quiet

Another Way for week of February 17, 2017 Let’s Hear it for Quiet Are you an introvert, extrovert, or ambivert (meaning a little of both)? Susan Cain, a Harvard Law School graduate is basically an introvert. But she left law behind and is now a sought-after author and public speaker on the topic  […]

Thoughts on a Cold Winter’s Night

Another Way for week of February 3, 2017 Thoughts on a Cold Winter’s Night Ruby is friend from elementary school. I have enjoyed getting to know her a bit again from a distance through Facebook, where she posted this recently: “I find winter to be the peaceful time I really need—that’s what I love about it. […]

How to Make Your Marriage Beautiful

As a pastor I’ve read my share of books on marriage, met and counseled many couples preparing for marriage, and I’ve been married to my husband and best friend since the first Star Wars movie was released (and yes, for those of you trying to do the math, I was a child bride). Yet for all that I’ve read and lived, I’m still learning what it means to spend the rest of my life with someone, to love deeply and long with all that I am and all that I have. ... Read More ›

When I “worked” for Charles Wampler Jr.

Charles Wampler Jr., a local poultry “icon” as our paper called him, has died at the age of 101. I feel privileged to say I worked for him, kind of, one autumn. I arranged a “professional internship” with the company his family founded, which was a continuing education sabbatical for me from my regular job […]

Learning to Cook Gluten-Free

Learning to Cook Gluten-Free: Plus an Easy Gluten-Free Sugar Cookie Recipe No, not for me, but a grandson. Which means our whole extended family is embarking on a journey nobody wanted but everyone gets to participate in–which is something every family which has any of various food allergies experiences. […]

When the Christmas You Got is Not the Christmas You Wanted

Another Way for week of January 13, 2017 When the Christmas You Got is Not the Christmas You Wanted I’m still pondering the events of the past couple weeks. People ask, “Did you have a good Christmas?” As with the even more common question “How are you?”, people don’t really want or need the complete […]
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