The Olympic Games Blues: 9 Ways to Juice Up Your Writing Life

When my older brother and I were 8 or 10 or 12 years old, Mom would turn off the Olympic Games because we got so down in the dumps about how little we had achieved in our lives. These days, it’s even easier to see what everyone else is achieving. Don’t misunderstand: I love to […]

A Novel Way for Young Readers to Relate to Faith?

Last week, my husband and I visited Marburg, the town where we first met. In 2017, Marburg will join many cities in Germany in a celebration of Martin Luther and the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. Belief, politics, power all mixed together to shape Europe’s history. Events are planned all over Germany. The Playmobil company […]