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When Darkness Hides the Glory

When Darkness Hides the Glory

There’s a church not far from our Roanoke office that, from one vantage point, looks like it’s tucked at the bottom of Bent Mountain, and heading down 221 South it looks like a painting. I can’t get a picture that comes close to capturing it. Sometimes I drive out of...

Parenting 101—Recipe or Relationship? (by D. P. Love)

Parenting 101—Recipe or Relationship? (by D. P. Love)

If you Google “parenting books” you get over 166,000,000 hits; likewise, crowded bookshop shelves are brimming with numerous resources all claiming to have the best ways to parent our children. It’s overwhelming: parents really need advice—Christian parents included....

The Suburbs and Your Soul

The Suburbs and Your Soul

It’s not often that you read a book that speaks to you and for you, that asks the questions you ask, and that has a little closer reach toward some answers. But I’m feeling that sense of resonance as my wife and I start reading Finding Holy in the Suburbs: Living...

A Single Mom’s Prayer (by D. P. Love)

A Single Mom’s Prayer (by D. P. Love)

[Editor's note: posts by D. P. Love are from our intern] The Lord led me through many challenging seasons as a single mother. My son is now grown, and yet the memories of my wrestling with the Lord are fresh. If you are reading this and this is your story, I pray that...

“It’s Ok Not to Be Ok”

“It’s Ok Not to Be Ok”

“It is OK to not be OK. It’s OK to seek out help from counselors. . . . Know that seeking out these options doesn’t make you less of a Christian or less of a person. Our identity is in the Lord.”  Wise words from a Virginia Tech student profiled in the Roanoke Times...