Backstory

My editor recently requested a backstory on a character in a part of my soon to be released book. It was a good suggestion on her part and the additional info I added would be sure help a reader understand the character better.  I started thinking about how differently we would view people if we…

How Then Shall We Live?

Originally posted on Stephanie Rodda:
I have been reading out loud to my youngest five children. They are also my students as we homeschool. Three of them are teens and two are tweens. All five have listened with rapt attention as we have taken our time sauntering through the pages of C.S. Lewis’s The Magician’s…

Church

Originally posted on Brenda Braxton:
There are several options for church for crew members of the Africa Mercy. There is a cooperate worship service held on Sunday nights for crew members. It’s a simple, quiet service, recognizing that people of many different nationalities and denominations are attending. There is also a Thursday night meeting that…

Worth Remembering 

Thirty-three years ago this month my first baby was due to be born. Thirty-two years ago this past May my second baby was due to be born. I know their names and I know their ages but, I do not know them. Yet. I do not know them yet. Our getting to know each other…

When is Thanksgiving Day?

Did you know that today is Thanksgiving? No, not here in America. But our northern neighbors are celebrating their national day of thankfulness today.  We will celebrate ours in six weeks with just as much abandon as they do today.  When I mentioned to my children (whom I homeschool) that Canada was celebrating Thanksgiving today…

Beautiful Brokenness 

Originally posted on Stephanie Rodda:
People are strange creatures sometimes. Don’t you think? Well, I know I certainly can be. I tend to be much more open about past struggles. You know, the ones I’ve faced and already came out on the other side of.? But, when I’m struggling in the moment, as in this…