Fly the Friendly Skies

  Last week I went to a writer’s conference in Tennessee.  A friend and I had originally planned to drive, but quickly talked ourselves out of it and flew instead.  For the two hours flying up and two hours flying back, I reminisced about my one-time desire to be...

Surf’s Up

Long ago, before the advent of “surfing the World Wide Web,” when someone referred to “surfing,” you knew they meant water and waves.  I grew up in the era of Beach Party movies, so when my dad surprised me with a graduation present to Hawaii, my mind instantly turned...

What Stories of Hope Can Do

The Bible tells us one story after another of God meeting people where they hurt and providing the hope and encouragement they need in times of trial.  I’m glad those stories of hope are contained throughout the Bible, and I’m glad I hear other stories of hope today. ...

Movies and Popcorn

I have been a movie fan forever (movies with popcorn, that is).  I remember watching “Bambi” and “Cinderella” as my first venture to the silver screen.  Then I graduated to “Gone with the Wind” and “To Kill a Mockingbird.”  Yes, I love movies, especially when I have...