When we think of heroes of the faith, there are many names that come to mind. Abraham, Noah, David, Peter, Paul. But one man who doesn't get enough credit is John. No, not John the disciple. I'm talking about the other John, the original John, the first John (okay, not, like, the first John ever … Continue reading The Most Faithful Doubter In History
On June 7, 1892, Homer Plessy, a shoemaker and social activist, walked into the Press Street Depot in New Orleans, bought a first-class ticket to Covington, Louisiana, and boarded the East Louisiana Railroad’s Number 8 train--all with the full expectation of being forced off the train or arrested—or both. That's because Plessy was a black … Continue reading The Little Rock Nine
My daughter loves to pray. There is no sweeter sound in the world to me than her small voice speaking to Jesus. What's even sweeter is that she's still learning to pray so much of her verbiage comes from words and phrases she's heard others speak. She ends every prayer with "in Your Mighty and … Continue reading I Want To Be God’s Favorite
In February 1945, with World War II dragging into its sixth year, the United States Navy entered a contract with a team of scientists at Harvard University to build a computer. Having been impressed by a demonstration of the Mark I, an electromechanical computer used to study implosions for the Manhattan Project, Navy higher-ups believed … Continue reading Computer Slow? Check for bugs!
Happy book birthday to my newest release, 'Come Down Somewhere'! For fans of WWII fiction comes a powerful novel by Jennifer L. Wright about two young women coming of age during the Trinity nuclear bomb test in 1945.Sixteen-year-old Olive Alexander has lived on a ranch in the Jornada del Muerto region of southern New Mexico … Continue reading Happy Release Day to ‘Come Down Somewhere’!
GIVEAWAY & Crazy4Fiction Book Bash stop #2! Welcome to Oklahoma! During this week’s Crazy4Fiction Summer Book Bash, I am taking a virtual visit to see sisters Kathryn and Melissa Baile from my historical fiction novel If It Rains. Reading offered an escape for Melissa and Kathryn, especially during the toughest years of the Dust Bowl. In … Continue reading Crazy4Fiction BookBash and Giveaway!
Hello, dear readers! My usual #historyfriday and #wellnesswednesday posts will be on hiatus this summer so I can spend some much-needed time with my family. They will return in September. Until then, stay tuned for news about my upcoming release, 'Come Down Somewhere.' Have a fantastic summer!
There's a light at the end of the tunnel, folks. Since my kids were born, we've been in the throes of "I won't eat anything but chicken nuggets, macaroni and cheese, and peanut butter sandwiches." Try as I might to introduce them to different foods, my kids would, without fail, take the one required bite … Continue reading A Pinch of Salt Is All You Need
Blink and you'll miss it. Codell is a small farming community much like many others scattered throughout Kansas. Located in the windswept prairie north of Hays (and the bustling traffic of Interstate 70), Codell was established as a railroad town in 1887 and once boasted hundreds of houses, a school, multiple churches as well as … Continue reading When The Third Time’s NOT a Charm
"I would sell my soul for a piece of chocolate right now." Okay, we all know this a figure of speech. No one would actually sell their soul for food, right? (Although I admit, there were times during the worst of my pregnancy cravings I might have come pretty doggone close!) But we all know, … Continue reading My Birthright for Some Stew!