When my girls were young, they banned my reading any book to them that had a dog on the cover.  I believe a direct quote was: “In every book with a dog, the dog dies.  And then you cry.” That was true on both counts. Thus, I never got around to reading the classic,...
We are born of the love of God.

We are born of the love of God.

In 1994 two Americans answered an invitation from the Russian Department of Education to teach morals and ethics based on biblical principles. They were invited to teach in public schools, at prisons, to businesses and a large orphanage. According to one of the...
How to Sniff Out A Scam

How to Sniff Out A Scam

You are welcome as you are. A woman shares her experience of raising money for a friend who lied about needing cash for cancer treatment on Monday, December 17, 7:00-8:00PM. This Lifetree Cafe features a recorded interview with the woman who felt blindsided by a...
Joy to us.  And to you.  And to the world.

Joy to us. And to you. And to the world.

She said it right in front of everyone. “It says you are insignificant.” I was standing at the checkout counter of the grocery store with a line behind me. “It says what?” I asked. “It says ‘insignificant’,” she announced. By now, I could translate. I had forgotten to...

Lifetree Café is a place to talk openly about our opinions and experiences, knowing we will be listened to with love and respect.           A couple’s journey when their son came out about his sexual orientation will be shared at Lifetree Café on Monday,...
Bringing Light Into the the World: CWS Hygiene Kits

Bringing Light Into the the World: CWS Hygiene Kits

In the face of natural disasters, violence, or grinding poverty, hygiene kits can mean the difference between sickness and health for struggling families. At two orphanages in Sierra Leone, CWS hygiene kits have made it possible for 78 kids to have an easier, more...