Pearl S. Buck and the Importance of a Father’s Love

Pearl Buck

Happy Birthday, Pearl Buck!Pearl Sydenstricker Buck was an American writer born of missionary parents. She was born on June 26, 1892, and until 1934 she lived mainly in China, where she was also called by her Chinese name Sai Zhenzhu (written in Chinese: 賽珍珠; pinyin: Sài Zhēnzhū).Buck was passionate about social issues ranging from women’s rights to adoption, and especially to the plight of babies of Asian women left behind when American soldiers returned to the U.S. following their tour … [Read more...]

YOUR FAMILY MISSION STATEMENT—IN A WORD

Baby-New-Year

‘Tis that time of year. Gifts have been unwrapped, pumpkin pies have been consumed, games have been played, songs have been sung—and all over the world, people turn their attention to…. NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS!!! For the majority of Americans, their goals for the New Year will include at least some of these lofty yet popular goals: • Lose weight • Get more exercise • Get out of debt • Spend more time with family and friends • Stop smoking Well-intentioned Christians may throw in • Pray an … [Read more...]

KISSING THE FACE OF GOD

For a moment I wondered, Is this too sappy?  Too wrought with emotion?But no—This is Mary in her humanity, glowing with love for her newborn.  And it’s Jesus—winsome, eliciting coos and cuddles as only a baby can do.  It’s one of my favorite Christmas paintings.May the Christ Child smile on you and yours this Christmas season, and may the New Year bring you every grace and blessing. … [Read more...]


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