A Little Christmas Fiction for You

As an author, I try to create characters so real you will want to add them to your Christmas card list. That happened to me every time I wrote about The Glory Circle Sisters of Mt. Zion Church. Catherine, Madge, Emily, Bess, Erma, and all the rest became real people...

T•R•A•D•I•T•I•O•N!

Warning: It is late October, and Old Navy has sold out of several styles and sizes of Matching Family Christmas Pajamas. Sorry to say, I just contributed to the shortage. This was the year I thought I could change it up a bit. Two of the grands are away at college....

Find Some Silence

I always think of fall as a quiet time. Of course, that’s only if you don’t count the roar of crowds at football games, the rumble of farmers in fields, the cacophony of ducks on a lake, and the whir of a leafblower down the street. Sometimes, we have to...

It’s Almost October!

You could read the title of this post in several ways, depending on which word you emphasize, and what voice inflection you give: Here is the phrase from my friends who suffer during the dark days of winter. Note their tone of despair: It’s almost October!...

Loving the Broken Things

Evidently, I missed National Teddy Bear Week recently. Yesterday, I pulled this little guy from the box where he’d been packed for the last several months. Our three-year-old granddaughter grabbed him up for a squeeze and said, “Oh, he’s...