Granny Jennie, a genteel lady

My Granny Jennie, born in 1885, hand-painted this pitcher in an art class in college. She had a college degree, rare for her generation, especially for women. I remember her the best of all my grandparents, because she traveled south to live with us in the winters...

My grandfather, a surveyor

I am sorting stuff from the attic and basement. I ran across my grandfather’s precision surveying instrument. Later on I knew his wife Granny Jennie — she was as mild-mannered as they come. But I never knew Grandpa Tom. He died before I was born....

Tag! You’re it!

I agreed to be part of a blog hop, but I’ve decided to change the rules (because I don’t want to talk about myself right now). Let’s play tag! Blog tag! I’m tagging these inspirational writers’ blogs as places for you to explore and be...

Reaching out through fiction

Carl Ellis Jr. tells Christians to speak into the culture, affirming core Biblical values without necessarily naming them as Biblical, in order to nudge the culture back toward Biblical norms and begin the process of preparing the soil for planting, so to speak. Tim...

Don’t give up on your dream …

Today we have a guest post from Janalyn Voigt, telling us about her dream to become a published author.  See below for a book giveaway! My Tales of Faeraven series began as a story to entertain my little girl during a drive. For the main character of my story, I...

I got the joy…joy…joy

Today we have a guest post from author Lillian Duncan. Though you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy. (1 Peter 1:8) I don’t know about you, but I want some...

God – our strength, our comfort

Today we have a guest devotional from author Sherrie Hansen Decker. Romans 5:2-5: “Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God. More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings,...

The 13th Tribe by Robert Liparulo, a review

The 13th Tribe by Robert Liparulo Published 2012 by Thomas Nelson, 416 pages Genre: Christian suspense Jagger Baird felt like he was losing his mind  in the aftermath of a horrific car accident that took the lives of dear friends. Now he’s taken his family to a...