From Holeness to Wholeness

From Holeness to Wholeness I teach English.  I can make up words, can’t I? If you look at any word long enough, it just starts to look weird. Take ‘whole’ for example. We all know the ‘w’ makes no noise—someone just tacked it on to distinguish it from ‘hole.’ Which… Read more“From Holeness to Wholeness”

Accepting the Rescue

Could anyone rescue my daughter? A year and a month ago, I didn’t know if I would ever see my daughter alive again. I had visions of her beaten, bruised body lying unclaimed in a foreign morgue whilst I searched the world over trying to save her. Her life seemed doomed… Read more“Accepting the Rescue”

February Taught Me My Need for a Plan

What I Learned in February I’m joining Emily P. Freeman at www.chattingatthesky who hosts a monthly link up where bloggers share what they’ve learned during the month.   For almost fifty years I’ve drifted along, and life has been good.  Sure, we’ve had some serious bumps along the way, but that… Read more“February Taught Me My Need for a Plan”

Swear Words Can Ruin a Good Book

Call me old-fashioned, but what happened to the genre of YA fiction where the main character can negotiate her way through trials and tribulations without dropping the F-bomb or wallowing through piles of potty language? I know, I know, I sound like an uninformed prude who doesn’t realize that ‘the… Read more“Swear Words Can Ruin a Good Book”

Triggers is Not Just for Mothers of Young Ones

  It’s not often that I read a non-fiction book that that has me turning pages as quickly as Triggers: Exchanging Parents’ Angry Reactions for Gentle Biblical Responses. In fact, it’s not often that I read books on parenting, since our two girls have entered adulthood. But Triggers touches a… Read more“Triggers is Not Just for Mothers of Young Ones”