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Look Beneath the Glitter

Look Beneath the Glitter

The contrast is striking.  On the one hand, there is the glitter of Christmas, which often goes up early in November (sometimes even in October!) and starts coming down the day after Christmas because people are ready to move on. Sadly, however, no amount of glitter...

This Little Light of Mine

This Little Light of Mine

New parents usually rely on a steady stream of visitors after having a baby. Without that support and interaction during COVID, parents have struggled with feeling more isolated than usual. After having another baby during the pandemic, Cara Chapman, Director of Music...

Thanks Giving Is a Way of Living

I love Thanksgiving for more sentimental reasons than you possibly care about. That’s why I’ve decided not to bore you with my ‘Top Ten Favorite Things about Thanksgiving’ list this year. But that doesn’t mean I’m not going to talk about Thanksgiving. I am. Well, sort...

Q&A with Bailey Thomas

Q&A with Bailey Thomas

Tell me about yourself: Where you’re from, where you live now, where you went to school, your previous jobs, etc. I was born and raised in Beebe and graduated high school there. I received a Biology degree from Williams Baptist College in Walnut Ridge, AR. After...

Background Noise

Background Noise

I have this thing about TVs. And truth be told, I’ve had it for as long as I can remember. I became aware of it when we got our first color TV (a Curtis Mathes) the day before the very first Super Bowl more than 50 years ago.

Thank YouA Final Word from the Editor

Thank You
A Final Word from the Editor

I thought a lot about what I would write for my last From the Editor column.

Yes, you read that correctly, this will be my last time writing a From the Editor column as the Digital Content Editor for the Arkansas Conference. I have found a new career opportunity in Arkansas, and have decided to end my time here at the Conference office in order to pursue a new adventure.