Have You Ever Been Fearful?

Last week I let my fears get the best of me — and it’s not  the first time. Many of my bad decisions over the years have come from a place of fear. I wish the fears were related to grizzly bears or insects because it’s pretty easy to rid yourself of those types of…

Sunday at Middlemay Farm

  There is nothing so good for the inside of a man as the outside of a horse. ~John Lubbock, “Recreation,” The Use of Life, 1894 Look what my husband got me for Valentine’s Day! When my husband showed the picture of the mini horse to a friend at work he said, “I thought your…

Walt Whitman in the Civil War

I worry that a book like THE BETTER ANGEL by Roy Morris Jr.  in 2000 would not get written today because Walt Whitman, despite nursing thousands of young, suffering soldiers in overfilled hospitals who fought a war that freed slaves, expressed what we consider today to be offensive (and ignorant) opinions about slaves.   Racism…

Sunday at Middlemay Farm

Enlarge Within Us a Sense of Fellowship By St. Basil (300? – 375 A.D.) The earth is the Lord’s and the fullness thereof. Oh, God, enlarge within us the sense of fellowship with all living things; with our brothers the animals to whom Thou gavest the earth as their home in common with us. We…

I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day (the story behind the song)

I heard the bells on Christmas Day Their old, familiar carols play, and wild and sweet The words repeat Of peace on earth, good-will to men! And thought how, as the day had come, The belfries of all Christendom Had rolled along The unbroken song Of peace on earth, good-will to men! Then from each…

Massive Christmas Sale on ALL eBooks!

All books either FREE or $.99  from now until Christmas! About The Tenafly Road Series: “Characters so deep you follow them into the abyss, hoping to come out unscathed, but never returning the same. They will haunt me forever.” “Rich and colorful page turners. Morris has a fine sense of time and place and brings…

Family Histories (Holiday Edition): How I Stay in Touch With Far-flung Family

Celebrating the holidays with family members who can’t make it home for the festivities can be an emotional challenge. Here JACQUI MURRAY shares her methods for bringing family together though miles apart in the holiday edition of FAMILY HISTORIES. Thank you so much, Adrienne (author of The Tenafly Road Series), for inviting me to again participate in this…

Rocky: The Paraplegic Sheep Who Taught Me Perseverance

Originally posted on Stacey Venzel:
Meet Rocky, the paraplegic sheep with an impressive underbite. Rocky was born with paralyzed back legs. Due to this birth defect, his parents decided to send him to the slaughterhouse. But the sanctuary I worked at in Texas intercepted him. Rocky spent his short few years of life frolicking in…