Popular podcast ‘StartUp’ explores church planting

This story was originally published on Facts & Trends, an online publication for pastors and church leaders published by LifeWay Christian Resources, in August 2018. Click here to view the full story on the Facts & Trends website.  Each season, the StartUp podcast tells the stories of people who are stepping out of their comfort zones and … Continue reading Popular podcast ‘StartUp’ explores church planting

Mastering a Dream: WKU Grad Wins MasterChef Competition

This story was written for the November/December 2018 issue of Bowling Green Living magazine. Click here to view the full story on Bowling Green Living’s website.  The tension was red-hot in the MasterChef kitchen. Bright lights shone down on two hopeful home cooks as they scrambled around state-of-the-art cooking stations, working to prepare a meal that … Continue reading Mastering a Dream: WKU Grad Wins MasterChef Competition

Enjoy the moment: A feel-good, end-of-the-semester playlist

This playlist was originally published on WKUTalisman.com in May 2018. Click here to view the full post.  https://open.spotify.com/user/12178906490/playlist/5gAe7BQG2N1PnZ8HMTlDp2?si=2V2waGdXTo6fOPDkWGSTMw It was my favorite kind of evening, reaching the end of a mid-spring day — the kind where it’s still warm outside even when the sun starts to dip below the horizon. The kind of evening where … Continue reading Enjoy the moment: A feel-good, end-of-the-semester playlist

Living history: Take a look inside BG’s first black church

This story was originally published on WKUTalisman.com as a part of the publication's black history month coverage in February 2018.  Click here to view the full story, which contains visual and audio elements.  Audio and written story by Helen Gibson; photos by Michelle Hanks. Rain drizzled down and hit the roof of State Street Baptist … Continue reading Living history: Take a look inside BG’s first black church

Why It’s OK to Be Upset When Celebrities Die

Originally published on RELEVANTmagazine.com on November 14, 2016.  This year, grief is something our culture has had to deal with. We’ve lost so many influential figures, including Prince, David Bowie, Muhammad Ali and, most recently, singer and songwriter Leonard Cohen. A little over a week ago, I had my own brush with the sting of … Continue reading Why It’s OK to Be Upset When Celebrities Die