The Root

Flawed Families 101

What would you do with a pile of gold coins like this? Stick with me and discover what one misguided couple decided to do, and the disastrous results that followed.

But first, let’s do a quick review of where we’ve traveled with our Flawed Families.

We’ve looked at four: Cain and Abel; Abram and Sarai; …

1000 Ways to Break A Family

Flawed Families 101

Once upon a time there was a guy named Solomon. Wisest of the wise guys on planet earth back in the day. Caravans of people would travel mile upon hot desert mile just to get a glimpse of him, to see his beautiful cities and his over-the-top homes. To hear perfect God-given wisdom expounded from his throne. …

Honey, We’re Having Twins!

Flawed Families 101

Image by Karen Warfel from Pixabay

Twins are fascinating, aren’t they? When I was in middle school, there were twin girls in my grade. They looked and acted and sounded so much alike, and they had great fun playing practical jokes on students and teachers alike.

Long ago and far away, there was a guy named Isaac, …

Special Interview With The Bear

A Master’s Inn Character Interview

Oh, you thought we’d really talk to the bear? Sorry if I mislead y’all! But I thought it would be fun to talk to someone who knows all about cinnamon bears. So, today we’ll chat with Ranger Rick, who’s an expert on bears–especially the ones that range the Pacific NW, which is the setting for …

Three’s A Crowd

Flawed Families 101 Series

Abram’s bushy eyebrows climbed to the edge of his head covering. “You want me to do what?” His voice sounded harsh and incredulous to Sarai, usually accustomed to a gentle deference from her husband—the leader of God’s people.

“Sarai,” he said, lowering his voice and glancing outside. Throngs of his brethren …

Special Interview With the Elliott Family

A Master’s Inn Character Interview

Hello, everyone! Today, we’re speaking with the Elliott family, pictured above. There’s Stevie (isn’t he adorable?), Steve and Sally, and big sister Samantha–Sammie for short. Let’s see what they’re up to, shall we?

Me: Hi! Is this Samantha?

Stevie: No! I’m not a girl. Sammie’s my sister. Don’t I sound like a boy?

From Perfect to Broken

First in the Flawed Families 101 Series

Photo credit: Deb G. Gorman

Let me tell you a story.

It was a dark and stormy night…no, not really. It was a typical day in the neighborhood where Adam, Eve, Cain, and Abel lived after being thrust out of God’s Garden.

Birds sang in the trees. Eve washed clothes in the stream …

Character Interview With Bill Brown

A Master’s Inn Character Interview

Image by Free-Photos from Pixabay

Welcome, readers…hey, just give me a sec. Technical difficulties here…oh, wait… No, guess that didn’t work! Oh dear, I don’t know if this interview with Bill Brown is going to fly or not. You’d think a tech guy like him could make this work…oh, I hear something. Maybe it’s him……