My Readers Respond

 Not many weeks ago, I posted titles of new books available for summer reading pleasure. At the time I also invited my readers to suggest authors whose names and works might be unfamiliar to me. To my delight I have three authors—Ann Gaylia O’Barr, Camille Eide, and Frieda Wampler—to introduce to you. Each one is […]

Enduring Death’s Sting

The call came mid-morning.  The male voice belonged to our nephew, the choked speech from his inner child. His mother, my husband’s sister, lay dying. She’d suffered a heart attack and collapsed. When the paramedics broke down the door, she’d lost consciousness. Now life support stood between her and eternity.  After she’d estranged herself from the […]

The Ultimate Connection

Drought across the region, wildfires burning acreage by the thousands, and flooding in other parts of the country have brought many of us to our knees seeking intervention by a divine power. I’ve prayed for rain to begin for my friends in California, and for the rain to stop for friends who have suffered loss […]

A Prayer for Independence Day

If those who signed the original Declaration of Independence in 1776 could see America today, I wonder what they would think of what we have become. Would they be impressed with our technology? Would they find our economy amazing? Would our infrastructure of highways, air traffic, and train travel surprise them? Would they be proud […]