A Legacy of Words

As a young child of nine years old, I listened intently, wide-eyed with delight, as my father read the lilting verse from the musty, second-hand volume of The Oxford Book of English Verse. How his voice danced with the rhythm … Continue reading

‘Till the storm passes by . . .

As I write this post, Americans are enduring tragic situations in every direction. Cat 5 Hurricane Irma has already ravaged the Caribbean islands in the Atlantic, and is pounding its way through southern Florida and is predicted to continue up through … Continue reading

Children’s Writing

Did you know that children’s magazines are now asking for writing from children? Both secular and Christian magazines want writing from their readers. How can we help our children stretch themselves to become writers that reach a broad audience with a Christian … Continue reading

Buying Books with a Purpose

I’ll be honest, as a lifelong book lover no one needs to push me to buy a book or two. Lately I tend not to splurge because I have hundreds of unread books between my Kindle freebies and paperbacks. It … Continue reading

Grandpa’s Blessing

Nearly 60 years ago my father built a modest cottage on Hutchins Lake in Fennville, Michigan. I spent most of my summers there while I was growing up. It’s where I learned to swim and water ski. It’s where I … Continue reading