Melinda Smith Lane

Melinda Smith Lane was the managing editor of Alliance Life magazine until January 2016, when she was promoted to glory after having lost her courageous, 2-year battle with cancer.

  • We Are the Light

    December 18, 2013

    News & Stories

    “. . . let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.”

  • A Family in Exile

    December 10, 2013

    News & Stories

    Throughout the centuries people have been forced from their homelands due to circumstances beyond their control.

  • Visions of Jesus

    December 9, 2013

    News & Stories

    Followers of Jesus living near a country with pitifully few Christians had a pressing sense of God directing them. They were to load Bibles into their car and drive across the border.

  • 65 Years Later

    December 3, 2013

    News & Stories

    Recently, a housekeeper became a follower of Jesus during her time with the family of an international worker serving in East Asia. “I knew that God made the world, but until now I never knew He had a Son.”

  • The Fourfold Gospel

    November 20, 2013

    News & Stories

    We cannot experience the life He has for us on earth—His Kingdom come, His will be done in our lives now—without His intervening power.

  • Hundreds Baptized in Ohio

    October 10, 2013

    News & Stories

    At Grace Church, 250 people have declared their allegiance to Christ in baptism .

  • Strength Under God's Control

    July 15, 2013

    Alliance Life

    It was the Fourth of July holiday and the Chase–Park Plaza Hotel in St. Louis was overrun with high schoolers. […]

  • The Great Surrender

    April 15, 2013

    Alliance Life

    Jesus told us to go . . . but the going is not the purpose. We were to make disciples […]

  • To Seek and to Save

    March 1, 2013

    News & Stories

    In August 2012, I traveled by boat and by tuk tuk (a three-wheel motorbike) with national workers to Charom village in Kompong Chhnang province, a remote region in Cambodia, to preach the gospel and to plant a church where the Khmer people have not heard the gospel before.

  • Revealed

    January 15, 2013

    Alliance Life

    Winter started early last year. The solstice came at its usual time, but the events before the official beginning of […]