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The Power of Motherhood

The Power of Motherhood

“What do you want to be when you grow up?” I always hated that question—for many reasons. But mostly because every time it was asked of me, no one wanted to hear my answer: “I want to be a mom.” “No. What do you really want to be?” As a young person, I couldn’t...
Vintage Dad

Vintage Dad

Even when I was little, I knew my dad was not “modern.” He systematically chose traditional or slower means to do most anything. If my dad had an option between driving a back road or the highway, he’d take the back road. On Sunday afternoons, we’d choose to play...
Helping the next generation

Helping the next generation

Who wants the Charis experience to affect future generations? Ben and Joy Johnson do! Right after Ben and Joy got married, Joy developed multiple sclerosis and, soon, was in a wheelchair. Although Ben had been a pastor and Joy had been a missionary to Hong Kong before...
I Want to Be Just Like You!

I Want to Be Just Like You!

Dinner time is approaching . . . rolling pin, flour, dough, tomato paste, toppings, kids scrambling to wash their hands . . . It’s pizza-making time! One of the activities my kids thoroughly enjoy is helping me make homemade pizza. There will be two balls of pizza...