Dusting Off Trunk Books

It surprises most people to find out that ghostwriting is “a thing.” But truthfully, most celebrities, politicians, and entertainers don’t have time to write a book. You don’t have to be in that crowd to write one. There are loads of fascinating stories out there that want to be told. Maybe yours is one of…

What We’ve Always Got

I used to live on a country road in a town no one ever heard of, in the heart of midwestern farm country. This place was my father’s dream. Despite its wide-open sky, there were only certain jobs available, certain places to eat or drink. Where one shopped, played, and worshipped were limited. To me,…

Living Sooner

Mila, a devoted wife and mother of adult children found herself late in life the caretaker of her aging and mentally deteriorating husband. Although the children visited as often as they could, naturally the bulk of the time spent caring for him fell to her. Despite her being pleasant and accommodating, he was often demanding…

When Little Things Matter

Hey, thanks for stopping to read this. I’ve been a little sporadic lately, the posts haven’t been going up twice a month as I had promised. And for that, I apologize. Like millions of other people, I did my level best to be bullet-proof. But I’m not. It really hit me after graduation. It’s like…

Your Environmental Perspective

I once knew this couple. The husband, an able-bodied man, sat at his desk day after day. From there he paid bills, worked on his documents, and led an active life on social media. He was often heard complaining that the room where he carried out his activities was dark as a cave. Tired of…

Bittersweet

I expected that over the following months, there would be a number of reality shifts.

Feeding Your Dreams

It in August almost two years ago when I mentioned here that I wanted to go to the beach. Within a few days, a girlfriend invited me to go with her and her kids. My mind ran wild with joy as I packed a suitcase. She called back later apologetic, and withdrew the invitation, promising…

Tell Me Your Story

Teresa fills in this week while I’m on sabbatical, but I’ll be back soon. In the meantime, consider this… Have you ever played the favorite storytelling game “Remember When?” Seems I’ve played it for generations. Playing the game with grandmother, I learned about turn-of-the-nineteenth-century life and changes the twentieth brought to the world. I queried…

A Pocket Filled with Sunbeams

Writer Teresa Lund’s poetic imagery inspires and haunts and reaches into the universal memories that reside in each of us. A child’s simple wonder stirs joy and hope in my heart. It is my pleasure to share Teresa’s thoughts with you. As a young child, my daughter loved playing in the sunshine and hiking the…

Maintaining Shalom in Trials

It’s my sincerest hope that wherever you are, that you are warm, well and in good health. There seems to be a lot of information swirling around and not all of it good or helpful. Even if it looks bleak, you don’t have to focus on it. If you’re totally stressing, you’re completely justified. However,…

How I Got Up

How are you holding up? Where are you finding your strength over these trying times? What are you struggling with since the shutdowns and lock downs started? Normally, I don’t post in the middle of the week, but this is a bonus post for all my faithful followers. Since December, I’ve worked long hours from…