The Family That Suffered a Huge Loss

The Family That Suffered a Huge Loss

Nancy Bickers met her late husband, James, at a Bible study when she was 19 and a student at the University of Louisville. She married him when she was 21. James died on September 29, 2016, from the effects of alcoholism. He was 45 years old. “I did not expect to lose...
Creative Family

Creative Family

By Marie Bradby April and Josh Zik, Zoey, (7), and Charlotte (2). April is the director of sponsorship sales, Kentucky Derby Festival Photo by Melissa Donald   As director of sponsorship sales for the Kentucky Derby Festival, April Zik has the formidable task of...
Growing Up Misunderstood

Growing Up Misunderstood

By John G. Warren For me, elementary school was a nightmare. When you fail a grade so many times and you’re learning to shave amongst classmates half your size, an indelible mark is placed on your self esteem. And I don’t blame the nuns, or my parents, or the many...
The Family That Moved to a Farm

The Family That Moved to a Farm

By LaDonna Kennedy The Murphy family is giving the classic TV show Green Acres a run for its money. The family consists of Shawna and Kevin and their five children: Jonah (12), Elijah (10), Sam Isaac (8), Eliza (7), and Anna (4). The family was living the quiet,...
This Family’s Baby Came Early

This Family’s Baby Came Early

By Carrie Vittitoe Michelle and Matt Runkle, Lily (8), Jackson (6), and Caroline (8 months) from Newburgh, Indiana. Photo by Alisaan Elpers – Captured Studio Photography  When Michelle Runkle began experiencing contractions at 34 weeks of pregnancy in July 2017,...
Is a Little Encouragement Too Much to Ask?

Is a Little Encouragement Too Much to Ask?

By Carrie Vittitoe When did encouraging our children become so darn complicated? If we tell them “good job!” we aren’t being specific enough in our praise. If we leave them to their own devices, we are neglectful. If we push them, we are domineering and putting too...