On Reading: Books That Bring Healing and Life

I love a good story. Don’t you? There weren’t a lot of story books in our home when I was growing up, but our neighborhood babysitter had plenty. She introduced me to the wonder of fairy tales, reading to me and my sisters at bedtime from one of the big, colorful books she’d brought along. I not only …

3 Ways To Prepare For Life’s Interruptions

It seems I never do anything just once. I’ve retired three times in my lifetime – once from a 20-year career in journalism, once from 20 years of homeschooling and finally from bookkeeping for our family business (something I felt like I’d done forever). Retiring is not something I plan to do again. To quote …

Divine Appointments: A Story of Redemption in Honduras

There are many borders between northeast Indiana and Monte Redondo, Honduras. State borders, continental borders, national borders. We crossed them all in our journey to and from Honduras last week. But manmade barriers prove ineffective when hearts come together to share stories of adversity and faith, and to celebrate divine appointments. Meet Rossel Urbina. Rossel is …

On a Mission: Divine Appointments

An unfamiliar birdsong awakened me this morning, as it has for the past three days. I’m in a mountain village in central Honduras — Monte Redondo or “round mountain”. The bird’s trilling is soon interrupted by the sharp staccato of a bus horn. The middle grade boys living at Finca Grace (Grace Farm) chatter as …

Feet on the Ground, Ministry in our Hearts

Today, the real mission work begins. At least, that’s what one might assume. When we load our bus with bags of supplies for families living in the surrounding communities here in eastern Honduras, we’ll know our week of missionary work has begun. Actually, the ministry that’s called our group of 12 women and one brave …

In Real Life, Wonder Woman is a Redhead

It’s the top-grossing film so far this summer. “Wonder Woman” tells the back-story of DC Comics’ iconic Amazon Warrior Princess Diana. Movie trailers show Wonder Woman filling the big screen with heroics in her quest to save the world during “the war to end all wars, discovering her full powers and true destiny.” (Quote: IMBD.com) The heroine could have …