Family

Shatterproof

Taking on addiction for families By Vivian Gatica - Addiction affects the whole family. That’s what Gary Mendell will tell you. His son, Brian, s...

Remaining true

When Richard did arrive, she told him he could only visit the kids one day a week. Edith said each time he visited she would do a “proof and search” to ensure h...

Stop the gambling train

Many envision stopping an addiction as if it only takes a few quick steps, but it is more like stopping a train. Similar to an addiction, a train does not st...

Embracing stillness

Chris Heuertz grew up in a struggling lower middle class home in Omaha, Neb., and was the first of his family to attend college. He double majored in theology a...

Empowering community

Program has reached more than 5,800 women in India Northern Territory There are around 488 self help groups in the India Northern Territory reaching more than ...

Beyond the familiar

Moving past culture shock in ministering overseas After more than three years in Kenya, I was convinced that our new appointment in London would be a pie...

Image to awareness

Costa Rica social media campaign highlights ‘the forgotten.’   Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute. Spe...

It’s all in the modeling

Most people have a difficult time explaining character. It does have several different meanings. Some immediately think of an actor playing a particular part...

Love as the cornerstone

I spent a number of recent days in the hospital. Not for myself, but to support someone whom I love dearly—my grandfather. Between all the beeps and bustle o...