Jake Gruber

A No Tomorrows Character Interview

My Dear Readers, we have a serious treat today . . . a character interview with none other than Jake Gruber, Annie and Roger Lee’s next-door neighbor of twenty years or so. From what I know of him, he’s a crusty old man with a big heart–I think. I mean about the big heart. There’s …


Ellen Jarvis

A No Tomorrows Character Interview

Hi, Readers! Today please enjoy the second installment of my No Tomorrows Character Interviews series. I hope this series will whet your appetite to know more about these interesting and somewhat dysfunctional folks who bang the walls in my head and keep me up at night.

Ellen Jarvis is Annie Lee’s best friend since the …


Annie Lee

A No Tomorrows Character Interview

Welcome, Readers!

Today, please enjoy meeting a character in my forthcoming novel, No Tomorrows. Annie Lee is a typical suburban wife and mother of four children, who range in age from fifteen down to three. On the surface, she’s like many moms–busy with church, her children’s activities, choosing to stay at home while her …


Jesus Every Day

A Book Review

Sometimes you strike gold…

When was the last time you picked up a book and were blown away by the first sentence? Magic, right?

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That happened to me when I picked up Mary DeMuth’s book, Jesus Every Day, pictured here. For anyone who has followed me for awhile, you know that …


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. …


The Story of a Dad

My Dad

This guy, my Dad, was and still is my hero. He served his country in the Navy during the Korean War. He and Mom reared four children, losing two along the way. He taught me the meaning of integrity and keeping my word. I can’t remember a time when he made a promise he didn’t keep. If I …


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 …


Sunshine Under My Hat

The Story of A Mom

Image by Deb Gorman

There’s never been a human or animal or insect or fish who has entered planet earth’s atmosphere without a mother. Say what you will about Mom, we all have one. Sometimes the mother we claim isn’t the one who gave birth to us, but there was still an umbilical connection with …


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……



(This is not a Covid post…!)

Image by Ryan McGuire from Pixabay

This is not another blog about Covid…shudder! I must make that clear at the outset, before you hit the delete key.

No, this is about a more subtle kind of mask, the kind that cannot be seen with the naked eye, but only with the eyes of the …


Character Interview with Susan Brown

A Master’s Inn Character Interview

Susan Brown

Hello, my lovely readers!

Today, I give you Susan Brown, wife of Bill, and patient mother of Joanie. I cornered Susan the other day and hit her up for an interview. The first date didn’t work because she was scheduled with a contractor doing a final walk-through of her newly remodeled kitchen.

The …


The Potter’s Shed

Image by Ana Krach from Pixabay

“Then I went down to the potter’s house, and there he was, making something at the wheel. And the vessel that he made of clay was marred in the hand of the potter; so he made it again into another vessel, as it seemed good to the potter to make.” Jeremiah 18:3-4 (NKJV)…

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