Church Garage Sale Fundraiser

All the blurred flurry of a month's preparation--collecting and making donations, advertising, organizing, coordinating, setting up tables, making signs, and launching, funneled to a fixed point in time. We circled round the register at the end of the day, counted the change, and punched the final totals into the calculator. I think we all held … Continue reading Church Garage Sale Fundraiser

Alaska’s Wild Plants

When I travel, I don't just look for the tourist landmarks, I note the flowers and trees. The color, texture, smell--essence of a place. I like to buy a wildflower guidebook wherever I go and take home a little of every place I visit. This guidebook I purchased in Skagway, Alaska and used to identify … Continue reading Alaska’s Wild Plants

Frankenstein: A Screenplay

A. S. Peterson proved himself an extraordinary storyteller with his "Fin's Revolution" series--a master of words, imagery, and human nature. It's been several years since I read them but there are certain scenes from Fin's Revolution that still stand out vivid in my memory, haunting, comforting, in their terrible beauty. Fin's story touched parts of … Continue reading Frankenstein: A Screenplay

Modern News: Lemme Know When The Book Comes Out

I hate the medium of modern news so much. Here's how I find out about current events: *walks in on volatile Twitter argument* *stares uncomprehendingly as WW3 erupts* *scrolls through comments* *still doesn't know what started the argument* *stalks accounts of 3 people involved* *still doesn't know what actually happened* *asks what I think is … Continue reading Modern News: Lemme Know When The Book Comes Out

New Book in the Mail! Frankenstein: A Screenplay

Can't wait to read this new book by A.S. Peterson, author of two of my favorite books, Fiddlers Gun and Fiddlers Green!! I plan to take it on my Alaskan cruise in two weeks! "The story of Victor Frankenstein and his creature is much more than a mere monster tale. It's a story rich with theological, sociological, … Continue reading New Book in the Mail! Frankenstein: A Screenplay

I Finally Read The Hunger Games (Book 1)

As my friends and regular readers know, I am very slow to follow fads. I usually wait them out and see if everyone is still talking about the book when the next fad book comes on the scene before I pick it up to read myself. The first time I heard of The Hunger Games … Continue reading I Finally Read The Hunger Games (Book 1)

A Theology of Church Architecture

Architecture has long been a subject of great fascination for me. Questions like “what does a building mean?” and “what is that building saying?” send a thrill through my little INFJ heart. Meeting in a rented space for church throughout all of my teen years has also cultivated in me a deeper appreciation for what … Continue reading A Theology of Church Architecture

Poetry Contest Results…Delayed

On May 31st, I was supposed to find out the results of the Cutbank Chapbook Poetry Contest I entered back in March. After refreshing my email all day long (and actually turning email notifications on--something I never do) and not hearing anything I contacted the social media manager. He contacted the judges and found out … Continue reading Poetry Contest Results…Delayed