The Kangraffs’ Curse: Chapter 13

Find previous chapters here. ____________________________________________             “Son!” Bill glanced at his mother, then back at the package in his hand.  How did he get here, to the front of the castle?  Wasn’t he in his cold bedroom a moment ago?  He had been plotting how to run away. “Hush, Louise,” his father’s nasly voice rebuked.  … Continue reading The Kangraffs’ Curse: Chapter 13

The Kangraffs’ Curse: Chapter 8

Find previous chapters here. ______________________________________             Trevor the sage did not often receive visitors to his cottage near the border of Clachan and Poldar.  When knocking on his door besieged his peaceful reading, he muttered to his old grey dog, “I wonder who that is?” The dog raised an eyelid, blinked, and fell back asleep. … Continue reading The Kangraffs’ Curse: Chapter 8

The Kangraffs’ Curse, Chapter 6

Find previous chapters here. ______________________________________             Will fought.  He fought the branches of the tree that wrapped around him like vines.  He fought with everything he had.  And he cursed the foolishness of the girl for dragging him to Clachan and his eminent death. If only he could reach the dagger the king of Ferngold … Continue reading The Kangraffs’ Curse, Chapter 6

My Home is You

Here is a poem inspired at a weekend retreat with some amazing people, where God took time to demolish the places I was looking for strength and to reinstate Himself as my one true source of security: I thought my home was taken Away these past five years, In houses whose owners made me fear … Continue reading My Home is You

The Shadows of Kasteel Von Rhoon

It is seven o’clock by the time I manage to escape. Two days ago, my parents and I boarded a plane at LAX, Los Angeles International Airport.  At least, I think it was two days ago.  Time gets a little confusing when you cross so many time zones.  We landed in Rotterdam in the Netherlands … Continue reading The Shadows of Kasteel Von Rhoon

Who I Am

"We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ."  ~2 Corinthians 10:5 I recently became a leader in the youth ministry at my new church.  After each mid-week gathering, we have a leader meeting around a firepit … Continue reading Who I Am

Losing Myself: Persona Poem

The best of days are days like these, when my grandchildren come to visit. I play catch with vivacious little Timmy, laugh with Isaac when he sticks the wooden spoon into the bowl of flower and milk and dust flies everywhere, and I sit and drink tea with solemn, sweet Abbie while she reads a … Continue reading Losing Myself: Persona Poem