A Trail of Crumbs by Susie Finkbeiner About the book: (from the publisher) “I believed it would have been a sin to stay inside when God had sent us such fine weather. According to Pastor Ezra Anderson, sin was the reason we’d got in the dusty mess we were in. The way I saw it, that day was […]
It’s a bit embarrassing, but here’s the truth: when it comes to engaging with the children I sponsor through World Vision, I am letter-writing challenged.
Shoes for Anthony by Emma Kennedy About the book: (from the publisher) This 1944 World War II drama tells the story of Anthony, a boy living in a deprived Welsh village, anticipating the arrival of American troops. Suddenly, a German plane crashes into the village mountain.
India by Debra Schoenberger About the book: (from the author) I have always been fascinated by the sheer beauty and diversity in Indian culture. “Sensory overload in a glance” is an apt description of a country that is always in movement. To be able to stand still in the middle of all that movement allows me to really “see” […]
Overwhelmed: How to Quiet the Chaos and Restore Your Sanity by Kathi Lipp and Cheri Gregory About the book: (from the publisher) “I don’t even know where to start!” Feeling overwhelmed? Wondering if it’s possible to move from “out of my mind” to “in control” when you’ve got too many projects on your plate and too much mess […]
My friend Sarah is a people gatherer. She gathers people so that she may love them. Specifically, she gathers people around her table. She calls herself a love missionary. And it starts in her very own backyard.
A Fine Year for Murder by Lauren Carr About the book: (from the publisher) After months of marital bliss, Jessica Faraday and Murphy Thornton are still discovering and adjusting to their life together. Settled in their new home, everything appears to be perfect … except in the middle of the night when, in darkest shadows of her subconscious, […]
Snow! After hoping for it — and in my daughter’s case, praying for it since winter began — the white stuff finally fell…and fell and fell. For a good 24 hours, we got snow — enough to rival Seattle-land records since we took up residence here 27 years ago. All that snow translated into three […]
Of the several hats I wear, one that brings some of the greatest joy and satisfaction is as a World Vision volunteer. World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organization that partners with children, families, and their communities to help them reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice. I volunteer both as a World […]
Not long ago, I went running along a local, wooded trail. Autumn’s brilliance had come and gone, leaving behind stripped trees and steely skies. Not the prettiest time of year, nor my favorite for that reason. As I ran, my thoughts unwittingly drifted toward an unlovely gray to match my surroundings. They may have been doomed […]