United Through Reading

With Memorial Day memories fresh in my mind, I look ahead and begin preparations for our family’s 4th of July festivities. In addition to cookouts, parades, and sparklers, we will make our annual Independence Day donation to the United Service Organizations (USO). We receive USO mailings on a regular basis, and through one of these packets, I learned …

Angel Tree

When we started attending our church (a large, multi-site church in Cincinnati), I volunteered for Angel Tree, hoping to meet people and make the place feel smaller. I’ve continued to serve with this ministry for the past 11 years because I want to be part of the overwhelming generosity of others in our community.  According …

Get Involved

For many, another school year has come to a close.  Parents and caregivers will soon be looking for ways to entertain their children during the summer months.  When talking with friends last year about their plans for the summer, they expressed interest in finding a list of family-friendly volunteer opportunities in our area.  I compiled …

The Story Behind the Picture

While on a mission trip to Mexico a few years ago, our group visited Bonfil, a town on the outskirts of Cancun.  We met a talented jewelry artist named Rossy who told us God had given her a vision of His light shining in this poor community.  At that time, she had spent about eight …