No Such Thing

No Such Thing

In a book, there is no such thing as unimportant characters. They are all important and crafting them is a meticulous, fun job. In the Ned McNeil cozy mystery series, Ned, of course, is the protagonist. Then, there’s Cade, Pat, and Jackie. Another person in this series who insisted that I take care to describe […]

A Visit from a Friend

Chapter 7 However, about an hour before darkness fell, the skies unleashed a torrent of rain accompanied by wicked lightning. Anybody with any sense wouldn’t be out in such weather, Miss Georgia knew. She’d just have to forego her planned visit to the cemetery.      Next morning, though, nature smiled as if she’d never been […]

What Do You Do With Dreams?

What Do You Do With Dreams?

Has anyone seen the film, Duel?  I saw it a year or so back.  Duel is a 1971 Spielberg film starring Dennis Weaver. It is a nail-biting, edge-of-your-chair thriller and probably caused my weird dream which happened after I turned off the TV. In my dream, I was in a northern state in the springtime and […]

He Is Risen!

He Is Risen!

Matthew 28:1-7  In the end of the sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week, came Mary Magdalene and the other Mary to see the sepulchre. 2 And, behold, there was a great earthquake: for the angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from […]

Just Wonderin’ Why

Just Wonderin’ Why

Just Wonderin’… …what would happen, if, when a problem overwhelms, we suddenly started to sing. …what would happen if we responded to rudeness with, “God bless you.” …why, if we believe the Bible, we don’t act as if we do? …why I get a sinking sensation when the plumber’s first words are, “Oh, wow!” ….why […]

What Is That Sound?

What Is That Sound?

  (Minnesota lake photo by Missy Day Albrecht) On the north side of my house is a happy tangle of ferns, hostas, violets and lily-of-the-valley. I call this my woods garden. For one thing, it grows without much help from me. For another, this pretty group of flowers remind me of taking a walk through […]

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