Maggie Evans

Maggie Evans is a regular contributor to The Scroll. She also is special assistant to the editor for The Alabama Baptist/TAB Media. Maggie and her husband, Sam, are members of Iron City Church, Birmingham.

When givens are no more

Nothing is as it should be. All the givens for the season — spending concentrated time with your family, snuggling with nieces and nephews, crowding

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Sometimes it feels like I’m yelling into an abyss, wondering if anyone hears me. That’s not what’s happening, of course, but that’s what it feels

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Broken systems

When people ask me what my strengths are, it makes me want to hide. I know that everyone has gifts and strengths, but I would

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Heartbreaking tension

We hadn’t planned to meet up, but there we were. I was on my way to see our sister, and he was headed the same

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Sleep … or not

After a long day, good or bad, I wash my face and brush my teeth. It’s not a complicated or extraordinary routine, but it makes

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Teaching by example

“Fathers, do not exasperate your children.” I remember quoting this first half of Ephesians 6:4 to my dad all the time growing up. Whenever Dad

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Closed doors

“I don’t understand.” It’s a mantra that’s been ever-present lately, a thought that won’t go away. And as we walked along an overgrown path in

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