My turn: Book suggestions


Well, you guys sure made enough fuss about “only one book!” Did I say “only one book”? I did not. I suppose “favorite” does tend to sound rather exclusive… except to those of us who love best whatever we are savoring at the moment… [grin] Well done! I am pleased to find that you powered […]

November 21, 2014

Giveaway: Footprints on the Ceiling


Update: As of 11/26/2014, this giveaway is closed. ***** Dear folks, I’m delighted to announce two things today— First, Dorcas Smucker is paying a virtual visit to this spot {right here right now} as she makes her rounds on a blog tour, with our own private interview coming right up… And second, she is giving away […]

November 19, 2014

Competition: story rewrite


[Exasperated sigh after story hour at the Zooks] Are there or are there not just some really psychotic characters in the story of Rumpelstiltskin? First we have the proud father, who tells a complete lie to the king and sends his daughter’s future up in smoke. Oh, good thinking, Pops. Then we have the king. […]

October 13, 2014

Good books!


I’d like to give you a peek at some of the good books I’m reading right now–from children’s books to fiction to spiritual growth. They’re worth your time! (Click a cover to view the book on–you may be able to look inside!) To Be a Slave, by Julius Lester (non-fiction) Mr. Lester’s purpose in […]

April 30, 2014

Good news! Book discount!


Last summer I hosted a book giveaway for Life is for Living–Not for Waiting Around, written by my friend Anita Yoder. We had one fortunate winner. But here’s some good news for the rest of you: her book is now available at a 60% discount, close-out special, through March 31st. That means it’s only $4.40 […]

March 14, 2014

Concerning rain

Growing stuff, Literature

Confession: I am a sunshine lover, but oh, the nice rich rain! All day it has fallen; and if it nourishes even me, how must the grass feel? ***** It rained and it rained and it rained. Piglet told himself that never in all his life, and he was goodness knows how old–three, was it, […]

June 6, 2013