How a Stepfather’s Prayer Redeemed an Entire Family with Pamela Henkelman

Pamela Henkelman

Pamela Henkelman has an amazing story of redemption that began when her stepdad shot her mom, the bullet grazing her heart.  Her mom survived and, as a result of the shooting, her entire family came to salvation in Christ. She shares how her family reconciled and how she and her stepdad even had a great … Read more

A Widow’s Journey Part 2 with Melanie Forbes Cook

Melanie Forbes Cook

Welcome back to part 2 of Melanie Forbes Cook’s interview. Last week Melanie shared about losing her husband to a heart attack 14 months ago after almost 25 years of marriage and ministry and the painful events that led up to his death and how she handled it. If you missed it, I hope you’ll … Read more

The Importance of Strong Friendships with Julie Bagwell and Frieda Younts

Frieda, Carol and Julie

My guests for this first podcast episode are my two very best friends, Julie Bagwell and Frieda Younts. We’ve been friends for 26 years! Over time we’ve experienced lots of ups and downs but have remained close through it all. How did we do it? By being honest and real with each other, for one thing, but mostly by building our friendship on the foundation of Jesus Christ.
In this episode we talk about how hurts and jealousy, especially in a group with three friends, can be easy to fall into. But instead of letting them fester we bring it out in the open and talk about these things in the spirit of love. A friendship is work, but it’s so worth the reward.

Every House Has a Story

For every house is built by someone, but the builder of all things is God. ~ Hebrews 3:4 In 1885 America was still a fairly new country with only 38 states in the union. It was the year Grover Cleveland was inaugurated president, the Statue of Liberty arrived in New York’s harbor and indoor plumbing … Read more

Breathing Life Back Into an Aged Beauty

She sits on the corner one block from Main Street. An old beauty past its prime. Her graceful Ionic columns proudly support the deep, curved porch that hosted many guests under her haint blue ceiling. If houses could dream, she’d want someone to care for her again, to put forth the effort to restore her … Read more