The Novel

The Common Hours Buy Now on Amazon! Promo Video Also available at The Cafe at Scottsdale Bible-7601 E. Shea Blvd. Scottsdale, AZ 85260 In Williamsport, Pennsylvania, 1888, the lumber industry is turning ordinary citizens into millionaires. Mary and her daughter Sarah, live a privileged life on millionaire row in their victorian home. When Mary is … Continue reading The Novel


A Controlled Life

I remember playing tug of war at summer camp one year with a pit of mud dividing two teams. The muscles in my arms and legs were pushed to the limit as I braced against the grass and clung to the rope. Then someone fell into the mud pit and our whole team fell forward. … Continue reading A Controlled Life

A Heart-Shaped Leaf: notes from an adoptive mother

Last week my 18-year-old son came into the kitchen while I was fixing dinner. He held a closed hand in front of me. “Open your hand mom.” I looked up at his smirk. “No”, I said. “I don’t trust you.” He pushed his hand closer to me. “Come on mom, just hold your hand out.” … Continue reading A Heart-Shaped Leaf: notes from an adoptive mother