A Tribute to Redheads

Have you ever noticed that redheads often have strong—and sometimes funny—personalities? I enjoyed watching Carol Burnett receive the Kennedy Center’s Mark Twain Prize for Humor on PBS last night. I needed a laugh, and the show delivered. Carol’s red hair and the tribute paid to her by Lucie Arnaz,...

What a Difference a Word Makes!

“Omit needless words.” The mantra of Strunk and White has always been near and dear to this editor’s heart, but the ever-pithy Twitter has found a way to make needless words very attractive. My favorite iteration is the now-trending #AddaWordRuinaChristianBook. Clever contributors have offered tweaks...

October’s Liberty+Vine: A Scary-Good Issue

“I’m scared to death,” Jennifer Scroggins, editor of Liberty+Vine, writes in the October issue. “It’s a tough thing to admit, but there it is: I’m afraid.” Who hasn’t been in that situation? Who hasn’t been faced with something that rattles us? Fear is...

With God All Things Are Possible

By the time you read this, I will have run 10 miles. I ran them last night at Walt Disney World’s Tower of Terror run. Now, before you get any ideas about my running abilities, let me explain something. I am not a runner. Despite my best efforts and my visions of an eight-minute mile,  I will never be...

A Little Fun

Last week here at Franciscan Media we were having an intense discussion about a few important things . . . like Luke and Laura, Christopher Cross, and Monchichis. Now don’t think we don’t also have intense discussions about important issues, too. But every once in a while it’s good to take...

Books, Books, Books!

Working in product development here at Servant Books, I’m always looking for new concepts that will strike a chord with our readers. Many of our authors have a steady stream of new ideas, and it’s both challenging and rewarding to be able to develop some of these into attractive, inspiring...

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