• Half of the Story
    by Joanna Sanders on April 1, 2020 at 12:28 pm

    This virus is awful. There’s no doubt about it, and nothing I say here should be misconstrued as ignorance to all of the horrors our world has incurred as a result of this pandemic. However, we’re only getting half the story. The Half We Can See As I wrestled with some despair and heaviness the

  • What Will They Tell?
    by Joanna Sanders on March 25, 2020 at 2:08 pm

    Most people remember the major events of their generation. For my generation, September 11, 2001, will always remain an incredibly pivotal event. I was 23 years old and my heart wasn’t prepared to witness the evil, death, and devastation that occurred so close to home. (I lived in the Philadelphia area at the time and

  • The Switch to a Simpler Life
    by Joanna Sanders on March 19, 2020 at 1:22 am

    It seemed like it would be a normal morning until we received a phone call that notified us that schools were suddenly closed for the next two weeks due to concerns over the COVID-19 virus. As I stared out the dark window in my bedroom, I realized that our entire world was shifting. I hadn’t

  • A New Heart
    by Joanna Sanders on March 12, 2020 at 1:03 am

    In the community where I live, there’s a baby who was born with a typically fatal heart defect. Baby Joanna is the youngest child born of four children to a local pastor and his wife. The story of this precious child caught my attention not just because she’s local but because she’s also named Joanna.

  • Let Pain Be
    by Joanna Sanders on March 4, 2020 at 10:28 pm

    From the time we’re children, we’re taught to understand and interpret pain in a negative way. We’re quickly given pain relievers for bruises and cuts. We’re taught to tell parents and doctors where it hurts so they can locate the problem. And we’re taught to immediately tend to others who are in pain. While all