Tag: Personal Memoirs

Love, Risk, and Rescue

I was editing a novel about mountain rescue about the time of Hurricane Harvey. Reading the fictional story set in Colorado’s mountains and watching videos of flood victims rescued from the rising waters in Houston, got me thinking about the rescues I’ve experienced or witnessed. I lived most of my life near the mountains and…

Healing the Wounded Inner Child

A poem I wrote after reading and editing the book, BRAVE, and finding I could relate to some of Janyne’s story: Child In Me You waited while I caught up with you, child in me; Till I could see what you could see and set you free.   You waited with courage and watched with…

A Spiritual Adventure Story

GUEST POST by Dr. Mike Parker On Kitten Creek: Searching for the Sacred by Nancy Swihart is a remarkable, modern day adventure story about how one family, grounded in Christian love and guided and empowered by the Holy Spirit, developed a Christ-honoring community. The power of these verses is fulfilled in her book and life:…

Time for Truth, Accountability, and Healing

Timing. We often hear “in God’s time” or “timing is everything” or “this isn’t the right time” or “the time has come.” One thing we know, time keeps moving forward. And sometimes, when the pendulum swings by, you need to grab hold. That’s what author Susan Jenkins did with the Facebook post pictured below. The…

When Your Beloved Home Country Becomes an Impossible Place to Live

Usually your native country is your homeland. That’s where you belong, live in community, practice the traditions of your people, enjoy the natural beauty and resources of the land. But for many people in some places of the world their familiar and beloved home place is violently disrupted. Racial, religious, and territorial conflicts arise; corrupt…

Grace in Horrific Times

There are more than 65 million displaced people in the world today, more than ever before in history. There are more natural disasters occurring than ever before in recorded history. There is a growing spirit of division among people, as evidenced in current discourse, events, politics and elections. So much of this division seems fueled…

Hope for Refugees

On this World Refugee Day (June 20) I think of the refugees I have known. First, years ago my family helped sponsor a family of Vietnamese “boat people.” Lang, a South Vietnamese Army officer’s widow, and her brother and her three sons, escaped for their lives off the shore of Vietnam in a small boat…

When a Young Father Has Cancer

When I hear the word “cancer” … There’s deep disappointment…My children provide me with strength needed to move forward…. Moments together turns into hope, a hope that is reachable and lasting.

“Trail Angels” for Jesus in Israel

(In Hebrew with English subtitles) Judith Galblum Pex writes from Eilat, Israel: Shalom dear friends, …We just want to share with you a short video clip that the Israel Broadcasting Company made about the Shelter Hostel as part of their new digital series about Trail Angels. I mentioned our interaction and help with the Israel…

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