books, family life

2 books that cozy up to fall

"He packs wool sheared in April, honey in combs, linen, leather tanned from deerhide, and vinegar in a barrel hooped by hand at the forge’s fire." American poet Donald Hall, Ox-Cart Man This book has a permanent place in our collection. There are a handful of books that have a permanent presence in my life.… Continue reading 2 books that cozy up to fall

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2 beach reads and a film classic that will help you hang on to summer

"Maggie saw the sunset before she saw the cottage. It stretched across Lake Michigan in a broad sweep of orange and a glowing pink not unlike the colors of her borrowed skirt. Beach clothes, indeed." Nora Edinger, Dune Girl Fall is wonderful. Pumpkins. Fuzzy sweaters. Crockpot meals. But, I'm not quite ready to let go… Continue reading 2 beach reads and a film classic that will help you hang on to summer

books, writing

Learning an author by heart

“I do not know everything; still many things I understand.” Madeleine L'Engle, "A Wrinkle in Time" These three Madeleine L'Engle books are among several that feature the Austin family. They were written over nearly 40 years, although the characters age only four years or so. The way L'Engle fit the same characters into the day… Continue reading Learning an author by heart

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‘Dune Girl’s’ missing wedding scene

Readers who are already familiar with my beach read, Dune Girl, may have wondered why I left out the main characters' wedding. Particularly since the book opens with another wedding that never quite happens and ends at a point beyond a wedding which is mentioned only in allusions. Want to read the whole story? "Dune… Continue reading ‘Dune Girl’s’ missing wedding scene

books, spiritual life

‘Grand Exit’ 99 cents NOW

A quick reminder, my e-book Making a Grand Exit: Biblical Answers to Our Fear of Dying, is available for 99 cents on Amazon as of now. This sale price ends midnight PDT (California time) on Thursday (April 18). Learn more here. It can be downloaded to Kindles, smart phones and other devices. A quick peek? Grand… Continue reading ‘Grand Exit’ 99 cents NOW