Another Way Archive

Stepping Out – Guest Columnist Jodi Nisly Hertzler

October 23, 2014 Melodie Davis

During our meeting, the spokesperson for the Put-Down-That-Bag-of-Chips-Right-Now Committee held up a fancy little doodad that counts his steps, his stairs, and even monitors his sleep.;;

Two Men Named John and the Faith They Give Me

October 16, 2014 Melodie Davis

He had been beaten and tortured in the days of boycotts, marches, and unrest in the Deep South.;;

Teachers Who Help Children Succeed

October 9, 2014 Melodie Davis

;Karen was in her second year of teaching second grade when Lawrence entered her classroom on the first day of school and announced, “My uncle got shot.” That got her attention.;

Charles and Two Cats

October 2, 2014 Melodie Davis

With the marvelous sense that animals have, Tommy somehow knew when there was a newly opened slot in Charles’ house and heart, and came over and made friends.;;

I Used to Love Motorcycles – By Guest Columnist Michelle Sinclair

September 25, 2014 Melodie Davis

The red Honda dirt bike belonged to my babysitter’s 13-year-old son, the brother I never had.

The Making of a Cynic: When Experiences Wound

September 18, 2014 Melodie Davis

A complete idealist, this child’s heart was as open and wide as the sky above. In her 11 years she had tried to harden, wise up, become cynical and tough.

Why They Want to Keep You in Vegas – Or Buying Lottery Tickets

September 11, 2014 Melodie Davis

“Compulsive gambling is one of the purest forms of psychological addiction known—gamblers are stimulated by gambling and actually get high on it.”;—Dr. Robert Custer;;

Passages: From Kindergarten to College

September 4, 2014 Melodie Davis

Sometimes the transitions to school are unpredictably hard: leaving a child at college who has slept under your roof for 18 years.

Praying the Neighborhood

August 28, 2014 Melodie Davis

Instead of praying for peace or good health, I decided to focus on praying for harmony in each of their families and lives. It has become a new way of praying the neighborhood.;;

Labor Day Meditation upon the Ant

August 21, 2014 Melodie Davis

It was being moved by a single ant pallbearer. She zigged and zagged as she pushed and pulled the shiny beetle over the rough sidewalk.