The Seven Sleepers of Ephesus

The Seven Sleepers of Ephesus

For a thousand years, from the fifth century until the late 16th century, the Seven Sleepers of Ephesus was one of the most popular saint stories. It was told, not just among the Orthodox, but among the Monophysites and Nestorians and even among the Muslims. And...
The Saint Nicholas Day Snow is Available for Pre-Order!

The Saint Nicholas Day Snow is Available for Pre-Order!

I’m so excited! My new book, The Saint Nicholas Day Snow, is now in the webstore, where it’s available for pre-order! (You’ll have to forgive the image here. I don’t have the high-resolution version available on my blog, so it looks a little...
How the Trollusk Got His Hat: A Review

How the Trollusk Got His Hat: A Review

When my kids were young, they adored Mercer Mayer’s Little Critter books. And I may have adored them as much as my children did. They had delightful illustrations and charming stories told in Little Critter’s voice and always, always from his point of view. And then I...
Tuna Sweet Potato Patties

Tuna Sweet Potato Patties

There are days when I didn’t make it to the grocery store and we seem to be out of everything. Maybe there are a few leftovers, but not enough to make a meal. And for all the same reasons that I didn’t get to the store, I don’t have a lot of time to cook. But I’m...
Hello Goodbye Dog: A Review

Hello Goodbye Dog: A Review

If there is such a thing as a perfect picture book, then Hello Goodbye Dog is probably it. I hardly know where to begin! A girl, a dog, and a wheelchair First and most important, Hello Goodbye Dog is about a biracial girl who uses a wheelchair to get around. But the...
It’s Not Just About the Building

It’s Not Just About the Building

Guest post by Susan Cushman Four years ago, in July of 2013, I was mad at God. And my pastor. And my church. It doesn’t matter why. It only matters that I had allowed my anger to send me away from people I had known for over forty years. I visited other churches and...

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