My younger sister was not my biggest fan when we were growing up. I tried so hard to do things that would make her like me, but it seemed like everything I did just backfired. My mom kept telling me that she was jealous of me, but I still can’t […]
Several of the guys in the office constantly pulled pranks on each other. I’ll never forget the time Gerry left the office only to find his truck had been wrapped quite thoroughly with shipping plastic! To the degree that he couldn’t possibly pull it off – he had to carefully […]
I have seen personally the devastation that can result from a fire. What can start as just a little spark can rage out of control and decimate everything in its path. In the book of James, a tongue that gets out of control is described to be like a fire, […]
As the shore faded away in the distance, I remembered a very important detail. I get seasick. Having not been on many boats in my life, it is easy to see why I would forget this important detail. The interesting thing about this is that if I can see land, […]
“Why are you so happy?” The stranger in the grocery store stopped me to ask the question when I was eleven or twelve.
I appreciate how from the very start I was pulled into the world of Mountain Home, Colorado, 1887. That is, after all, one of the reasons I read historical novels.
Six adults join forces to travel to California by wagon. Each has a different goal in mind in this short historical novel. Cynthia’s journaling is used to share many details of the trek, though many of the characters lend their voice in describing the journey. Other than the diary […]
If I tell you a secret, do you promise not to laugh?
“Reclaimed water. Do not drink!” I’ve seen this warning in multiple municipal areas and when I do, I hesitate to even get close enough to get sprayed by the flow. We’ve had electronics that have needed to be repaired during their warranty period and each time have discovered that once […]
I was in third grade. His name was Steve Whitaker. He had slightly longish dirty blonde hair and blue eyes. I think he was a surfer and/or skateboarder. My friend and I both had crushes on him but, alas, he didn’t return the sentiment. We did all kinds of very […]