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Category Archives: Award-Winning Stories

Birthplace of a president’s faith

One of the places I consider a “hometown” is the tiny town of Magnolia, Ky., located in the tiny county of LaRue. Our county’s claim to fame is being the … Continue reading

January 20, 2015 · Leave a comment

Standing in the gap for George

Children’s homes don’t get many doorstep babies anymore. You know, the proverbial infant in a basket or box wrapped in whatever covering a desperate, and often young, mother can find. … Continue reading

January 6, 2015 · Leave a comment

‘Christianity Has No Color’

Yesterday marked 152 years since the Emancipation Proclamation went into effect, yet 2014 likely will be remembered for some time in the U.S. for its racial conflict, simultaneously when our … Continue reading

January 2, 2015 · Leave a comment

Great Chicago Fire & altar calls

Wall Street Journal reporter Grant Wacker talks “Unbroken” film, Lou Zamperini’s turning point, Billy Graham and altar calls in this piece: http://preview.tinyurl.com/qazs44c The act of walking the aisle of a … Continue reading

December 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

A big step

The story I’m posting is very meaningful to me, and not just because it garnered a first place award from the Baptist Communicators Association. Although that was really cool! This … Continue reading

December 5, 2014 · Leave a comment