Let Freedom Ring!

Let Freedom Ring!

I taught American History for fifteen years, but have loved and studied history all my life. Some days I get discouraged when I watch the news and see how much of what was fought for by past generations is now being diluted and distilled in modern times. Yes, I do believe in progress. But not [...]

No Escape

Working on the sequel to In the Eye of the Storm, there are so many images around me that continually inspire words. So many of the stories I receive from contributors are hard to get through. The pain is so raw. But then, so is the hope. I find that I am ever grateful that [...]

Inked: The Indelible Draw of Tattoos

Inked: The Indelible Draw of Tattoos

I got my first tattoo at 35. My husband took me. It was small. Just the Japanese symbol for courage. Inked in black on my back. Cliche really. But that one tattoo started me on a journey that I doubt will ever truly end. What can I say? I'm enthralled by ink. That first tattoo [...]

#1 New Release in Natural Disasters!

October 10, 2018 changed us forever. Surrounded by destruction, it was hard to imagine coming back from this. But at heart, the people of the Florida Panhandle are strong. They are the heroes in this story. The ones who inspire hope and wield inexhaustible strength. This is their story. Told in their own words. In [...]


In the middle of indescribable destruction, faith stands. Photo by Laura McManus The sound of hammering.The rapid staccato of nail guns.Neighbors getting new roofs.Shingles and metalreplacing blue tarps.Up and down streets,storage pods sit sheltering valuables saved,as interiors are gutted and renewed.Progress.Businesses reopening,a few at a time.Doing their best to serveravaged communities.Some will never return.Some have returned a bit [...]

Our Story

Crushed. The weight of the world Across weary shoulders. When did this load Get so heavy? How did all this brokenness  Come to be? When will it ease? This burden carried  Since that day? How will this story end? For it will. That’s how stories are. Just, please tell me,  That we’re strong enough  to [...]