I can only do things by halves - maybe not even that. In class this week, we’ve been reading Nina Cassian’s poem “A Man.” If you have never encountered the poem, here’s the gist: a man has lost an arm in war and fears being only half of what he was. This man lists the … Continue reading Teaching by Halves
“Cherishing Connection” – An Interview with Author Robin Jones Gunn
Author Robin Jones Gunn When readers find an author whose stories touch them deeply or cause them to make positive changes in their lives, those readers tend to devour every new book that author releases. Such is the case with Robin Jones Gunn. Her beautiful readers, as she affectionately refers to them, are extremely loyal … Continue reading “Cherishing Connection” – An Interview with Author Robin Jones Gunn
Straining for Praise
Scrolling through social media, I feel helpless. No. Not helpless. Hopeless. Yes. That’s it. The light and hope evaporated from one of the few social outlets I have had during this shutdown. Even though stores and restaurants are opening, the expectation of social distancing has left an emptiness in my spirit, and Satan is preying … Continue reading Straining for Praise
This Is NOT Me!
It is time to be honest about how I am really doing. As I giggled through the movie Into the Spider-verse the other day with my boys, I began thinking about this shelter-in-place. It feels like we have been sucked through a blackhole and catapulted into an alternate reality. My house, my job, my town … Continue reading This Is NOT Me!
Past to Present – An Interview with author Sarah Sundin
Author Sarah Sundin Avid readers are always looking for the next good read, and when they find an author they love, they gobble up the words of each volume with eager enthusiasm. Such is the case with historical fiction author Sarah Sundin. Since the debut of her first book, A Distant Melody, in 2010, Sundin … Continue reading Past to Present – An Interview with author Sarah Sundin