A Gumnut Storytime

A Gumnut Storytime

 Cecilia May Gibbs began her writing career at the tender age of 8.   Although she was born in England, the Outback was her world and some of Australia’s most beloved children’s classics were birthed from her imaginative interpretation of the bush.  She...
I Just Want You To Smile, Okay?

I Just Want You To Smile, Okay?

I had been completely oblivious to his presence as he snuck up behind me.  His words caught me unaware, leaving me nauseated and dizzy as if from a blow. It was a sucker punch from behind and as I reeled around to face my assailant I reached out to steady myself. Hot...
Keep Calm and Read On

Keep Calm and Read On

    You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me. C.S.Lewis   The rise of technology and social media has seen a decline in the desire for the written word.  A recent study showed that more than a quarter of Americans had not opened a...
Pray For Our Leaders

Pray For Our Leaders

It is true that we are living in an age of political animosity and social unrest.  We have come to question the actions and motives of every aspect of government.  From our foundations we have been the Outspoken Nation, one that fearlessly defends the oppressed and...
Dangerous Prayers

Dangerous Prayers

It is the type of prayer that one might pray in a grand cathedral while kneeling on a cushioned hassock with arms extended and head bowed in reverent awe.  But the moment that prayer hits the heavens, life will never be the same. I know, because I prayed it.   Oh, I...
Pizza Night in Thailand

Pizza Night in Thailand

We had such a beautiful time when we were at the Home of the Open Heart in Chiang Rai, Thailand this year.  We have been blessed to serve at many homes for children around the world and this special place was by far the loveliest.  Penny and Paul Wilcox and the rest...