In the height of the Second World War, exhausted American soldiers hunker in their makeshift camps. They are dirty and exhausted, not just from the day's battle, but from years of continuous warfare. Friends have been lost. Comrades have been maimed. And home--America--has never felt further away. Someone pulls out a radio. The upbeat melody … Continue reading This Is Berlin Calling…
I don't remember a lot about my childhood birthdays but there is one particular moment from one particular birthday that lingers even now, over thirty years later. One of those "flashbulb" memories, if you will. It was my sixth birthday, and my parents threw a large bonfire-type get together with my entire extended family. The … Continue reading The Worst (and Best) Gift I Ever Received
In 1945, the world witnessed the true power of nuclear weapons when two atomic bombs were dropped on Japan, one on Hiroshima on August 6, and on Nagasaki three days later. Realizing the potential (and perhaps ramifications) of such a weapon, at the war's end, the United States created the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) to … Continue reading 3-2-1, Action…or Explosion!
#wellnesswednesday is on hiatus this week as I spend this Holy Week with my family and in reflection of the love and sacrifice of my Savior. May you be blessed this Easter season. "For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves, in … Continue reading Holy Week Hiatus
The door to the studio was shut tight. Inside, Pablo Picasso, one of the most famous artists of the 20th century, was hard at work on his latest masterpiece—and he was not to be disturbed. Lump (pronounced “loomp”) was not discouraged. He pushed his way inside and dropped a stone at the feet of the painter, tail wagging expectantly. Picasso, … Continue reading The Spanish Artist and the German Dog
My children attend a private Christian school and, for the most part, it is a blessing. Every day I am thankful to have this opportunity to send my kids to a place where they are surrounded by other believers, where they are taught the Truth of God's Word, and where the focus on their education … Continue reading Why, Then, Do You Judge Your Own Brother?
On the northwest corner of Greene Street and Washington Place in Manhattan sits the Asch Building. Made of iron and steel and constructed in 1900, the ten-story building was named after its owner--Joseph J. Asch--and, upon its completion, offered office and factory space for several of New York's rising industries. In 1911, the 8th, 9th, … Continue reading No One Was Responsible
My ten year-old son is not a singer. Don't get me wrong. He likes music. He'll often ask to listen to specific songs, but he usually sits in quiet reflection while they play rather than in animated karaoke (which is much more my daughter's speed). So when my reserved, pensive child starts singing (even if … Continue reading Revolutionary Love
Pre-orders are now LIVE for my newest release, Come Down Somewhere, coming September 6, 2022 from Tyndale House Publishers! 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 … Continue reading Come Down Somewhere PRE-ORDERS!
Let's go back in time together. Back before Netflix and Hulu, before satellite dishes and cable providers, back even before a plethora of available local stations like Fox and PBS. Back to the 1940's, when television was in its infancy and there were only 3 networks. Three! ABC, CBS, and NBC. And the only thing … Continue reading The Small Fry Club