EVERYDAY GREATNESS: Jessica Manfre
Uniting military and civilian communities through acts of kindness
The Cake Mixer Mishap
I should’ve listened to Mom
I worried about my introverted daughter. Then Olivia flipped the script
I pulled the overgrown remnants of my herb garden, putting it to bed for the season, and went over a mental list of all the things to do before winter began—change out the screens for storm windows, finish the yard work, bring down the draft blockers from the attic.
My five boys didn't need me to homeschool them anymore. Now I wanted to be good at something else. But could I?
The story behind Norman Rockwell's celebrated painting
A Woman of Courage
After I was widowed, fear took over my life. How could I trust anyone if I couldn't trust God?
Keep on Truckin'
How to bring a couple back together: share a long-haul drive in an 18-wheeler
My Answer to Pain
Inflammation was wreaking havoc with my health. Was God trying to show me a better way to live?
Letters From Phil
My older brother and I went our separate ways: he to the Air Force, me to a marriage that didn't last. He lived a rough-and-tumble life, but that's not what really worried me
Bad Boy of the Bible
A conversation with pastor and best-selling author Max Lucado about anxiety, imperfection and his new book, God Never Gives Up on You: What Jacob's Story Teaches Us About Grace, Mercy and God's Relentless Love
The Pet Portraitist
At my age, was it too late to find a new direction in life?
Mental health issues. You hear about it in other families. You never think it could be happening with your own kids
EVERYDAY GREATNESS Loose Ends
Jennifer Simonic, Masey Kaplan and their crew of volunteers finish craft projects people's loved ones left behind
A Love That Forgives
Sixty years ago this September, Klansmen bombed the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama, killing four young girls. Years later, this survivor found a mysterious message in the very Bible she carried that tragic day
The Late Innings
I wanted to take my mom to one last Tigers game
"He Was Your Dad Too"
My stepfather and I were close. I always worried that his daughters resented me
A Moment of Understanding
How could I care for a mother who never cared for me?
Blessings in Abundance
\"Let's pray about this,\" my husband said when I lost my job. But pray for what?
Rick Nelson epitomized all-American wholesomeness playing the son of his real-life parents in the 1950s-'60s sitcom The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet.
I was scared enough of driving. The thought of my teenage daughter doing it? Terrifying
The Reluctant Grandma
I wanted to be there for little Junie. Just not the way my daughter wanted me to be
For the star coach of the hit Netflix show Last Chance U: Basketball, the real winning happens off the court
With the kids launched, John and I were ready to start the second act of our life together. But we didn't realize how much we'd grown apart
Soda and the Hawk
My little rescue dog, Soda, and I ventured out at sunrise. Our usual morning walk is a quick loop around the yard, but Soda had other plans, pulling forward with purpose.
Weathering the Storm
Out here on the prairie, your nearest neighbor can be a mile away. But in times of trouble, they're right by your side
what prayer can do
POWER IN OUR DAY-TO-DAY LIVES
Dad's 54 Dreams
My father never completed his bucket list. Now I wanted to do it for him
A narrow mountain trail, a sudden slip and a last grasp at life
The Big Reveal
What had I put into that time capsule 50 years ago? My whole family was on the edge of their seats