As Memorial Day approaches, we would like to say thank you to those who have made (and continue to make) incredible sacrifices for the preservation of our nation's freedom. We remember those who have given their lives, and we also remember those family members and friends who are left behind ... those who, when their loved ones were deployed, stayed home to keep babies ... keep watch ... keep praying. If you have lost a loved one, we pray that God will comfort you and surround you in His peace.

The May/June issue of Homecoming is a very special salute to veterans. Homecoming artists honor those who have served, and we have a wonderful interview between Gloria Gaither and Louis Zamperini, the 97-year-old WWII hero and Olympian whose remarkable story has been memorialized in the bestselling book Unbroken. The feature film adaptation is slated to release in December of this year.

A thought from the Word...

Psalm 116:15
Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his faithful servants.

On April 29, an impressive gathering of current and former members of the Gaither Vocal Band shared hugs and laughter as they reunited in Nashville, Tenn., to receive a well-deserved tribute from the Gospel Music Association at the inaugural GMA Honors ceremony. Read all about it here!
Kim Collingsworth has been working on her upcoming new instrumental album (to feature fellow pianists Stan Whitmire and Tim Parton), but she took a break to enjoy some family time on Mother's Day. Little did Phil and Kim know, but one of their children had a surprise for them ... click here to read all about it!
News from the funny papers... You may remember that Jason Crabb was featured in the long-running "Nancy" comic strip back in December 2013. This month, illustrator Guy Gilchrist gave a nod to Jason again! Find out more here!
For our recent "Hilarious Moments of Motherhood" contest, we asked you to send stories of funny things you've heard children say. Congratulations to Deborah Jones, who was chosen in a random drawing as our winner! And, we wanted to share the laughs, so we've published some of the most hilarious entries here ... enjoy!
Our next issue of Homecoming explores the phenomenon of internet technology and social media. Love it or hate it, it seems to be here to stay. What role does it play in your life? Do you find that it strengthens your relationships, or does it present more challenges? We'd love to hear your opinion on this, and we'll choose a few of your answers for publication in our July/August issue. Let us know your thoughts by leaving a comment on this page.