Where is it safe?

The Editor’s Desk by Shawn McMullen Ten years ago today our great nation suffered a great tragedy. On the morning of September 11, 2001, al-Qaeda terrorists hijacked four commercial passenger planes, piloting two into the Twin Towers of New York City’s World Trade Center, one into the Pentagon building in Arlington, Virginia, and a fourth […]

Slowing down to serve

The Editor’s Desk by Guest Columnist Kerry Allen My all-time favorite television series is The Andy Griffith Show. Each episode taught a moral lesson using the humorous life experiences of the people in the fictional town of Mayberry. One episode from the series contained a practical lesson many people need today. The episode was titled […]

When everybody’s happy

The Editor’s Desk by Shawn McMullen For several years Ree and I have hosted our McMullen family Christmas gathering. On the day after Christmas about 50 members of our extended family (four generations of McMullens) gather in our home to celebrate Christ’s birth, share a meal together, and exchange presents. Maintaining a tradition that began […]

It happens to the worst of us

The Editor’s Desk by Shawn McMullen Manasseh was perhaps the worst king Judah had ever known. From the time he took the throne at the age of 12, “He did evil in the eyes of the Lord, following the detestable practices of the nations the Lord had driven out before the Israelites” (2 Chronicles 33:2). […]

Teach them

The Editor’s Desk by Shawn McMullen Church leaders shoulder a great responsibility. Paul admonished the elders of the church in Ephesus to “Keep watch over yourselves and all the flock of which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers” (Acts 20:28). Peter reminded his fellow shepherds of their accountability to the “Chief Shepherd” (1 Peter […]