It was desperation. Pure, unadulterated desperation that drove us to scheming an international smuggling operation in which we involved our four youngsters. Neither regret nor remorse are motivating me to come clean now, years later, though you may consider this my public confession of our contraband years. Books and Fools It all began shortly after we moved to Chihuahua, … [Read more...] about Operation Carpe Librum
"Who do you think you are?" asked the voice. I sulked. Again, with prodding, "Who do you think you are...to call yourself a writer...to build a 'writer' page and expect people to like it? Really!? Just who do you think you are?" The voice had a point. I am nobody important. I am uneducated, unimpressive, and unqualified. With a sigh of resignation, I … [Read more...] about Who Do You Think You Are?
While your May flowers were blooming a few weeks ago, my husband and I sat down on our avocado colored sofa in our living room. On our brown faux-leather coffee table sat a Tupperware bowl; inside, folded pieces of paper – each with a hand-written name of someone who responded to the last blog – waited patiently to be drawn. Mike reached in, stirred the papers, then picked … [Read more...] about Everbloom Book Give-Away Winner
No More Fear: 40 Days to Overcome Worry My guest today is author JoHannah Reardon, sharing about her latest book. Many use this book for lent because of the 40 day period, yet this book speaks to the heart in all seasons. After all, fear can grasp us or remain a stronghold at any time of the year. I enjoyed JoHannah's daily readings on the attributes of God, beginning … [Read more...] about No More Fear – Author Q&A with JoHannah Reardon
Fifty six years ago today my parents married and began a life together. It was more than simply building a family or living the American Dream; it was putting pieces of fragmented lives together, of finding stability and sanity in this world, of learning how to function after an oppressive regime forced dysfunction and death upon quiet farmers and their families. It was … [Read more...] about How Two Immigrants Fell in Love and Married, Fifty Six Years Ago Today