marla cantrell

RedShoe

The Other Side of Heartache

The decision to have a second child came after many heartfelt talks, a lot of pondering, and much introspection. Nichol and Matt Goines understood…

4H

The Fair Life of the Beasley Sisters

4-H began more than 100 years ago, and is the nation’s largest youth development organization, which is overseen by the Cooperative Extension System. Their…

HopeCampus

Where Hope Lives

On any given night in Fort Smith, Arkansas, as many as 100 of our neighbors won’t have a bed to call their own. They…

SaltRoom

Just Breathe

On a mild summer day, just after a clutch of storms had moved through the area, I drove to Lowell, Arkansas to spend about…

ArtStudent

The Summertime Hues

“Shhh-shh, shhh-shh.” That’s the sound Dominique Palucis’ mom hears when her daughter’s pencil touches canvas. Dominique, who goes by Nikki, is twelve years old…

BookReview

Into the Water

By Paula Hawkins | Riverhead Books, 386 pages | $28 After reading Paula Hawkins’ Girl on a Train, the runaway hit that sold 20…