This year's fall mission project, "Saints with Socks," has concluded with a total of 880 pairs of winter socks distributed to local agencies which serve the homeless and needy in our community.

The Bible has literally shaped my life, and I have loved it from my earliest days as a Christ follower. To this day I read its pages, ponder its insights, dig into its depths, and wrestle with applying its truths through the ups and downs of life. The teaching never stops.

Dear Mr. Dad: My 14-year-old daughter seems to believe that she needs to start dating. She says “all of her friends” are doing it, and feels left out. Fourteen just seems too young. I don’t think anyone — boy or girl — should start till at least 16. I want to tell her “over my dead body” but…

The life of ministry is not just a job or career, it is a vocation. It is an identity, something that defines you and gives your life meaning. However, serving the church can be an overwhelming obligation at the best of times, a commitment that is indefinable and elusively difficult to quantify.

When our youngest daughter and her family moved into their new house, she told her older sister and me that we weren't to boss her around, try to tell her how to decorate, where to put the furniture or how to organize the kitchen.

Fifty years ago, I was living on Gellatly Street in Wenatchee. That same year there was a new street that everyone was talking about in our town. In fact, most every city and town in the nation boasted having a new street by the same name.

Dear Mr. Dad: I have two kids, ages 6 and 7, and I'm completely crazy about them. On one hand, I'm confident that we have a good relationship, on the other, I worry that I'm a bad dad. One of the things I hate about myself is that I can't seem to connect with the kids during play and I have …

PHILADELPHIA — JuJu and PeiPei were more than best friends. From early infancy, the girls lived together at the Lily Orphan Care Center in Henan Province, China. They slept in adjacent cribs. They shared a nanny.

Dear Mr. Dad: Our son just turned 2 and although he's eating plenty of "real" food, I still breastfeed him. My husband thinks it's a bit odd, but several friends and even some coworkers are shocked. Is there a specific age at which I should stop breastfeeding? Am I doing damage by breastfeed…

Although I suppose I am genetically predisposed to be, I am in fact not a photographer. My maternal grandfather was a prolific professional taker and maker of everything photographic, from thousands of school portraits to magnificent winter scenes to serene lakeside perspectives to all the n…

Dear Mr. Dad: Our baby is only three months old, but I’m already craving another one! My husband is worried that it might be too much too soon. Do you recommend having two babies this close together? What are the advantages and disadvantages?

Is your teen at risk of suicide? While no teen is immune, there are factors that can make some adolescents more vulnerable than others. Understand how to tell if your teen might be suicidal and where to turn for help and treatment.

I’ve always been inspired by Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s timeless verse that celebrates the fingerprints of the Creator in creation.

Dear Mr. Dad: I pride myself on being a very hands-on mom — I drive my kids to all their events, am active in the PTO, and, yes, I often sit with my kids (who just started 4th and 6th grade) while they do their homework. Sometimes I get a little impatient and I give them an answer or two. Sc…