These poems explore the connections between us: family, friends, children, parents, strangers. There is a sense that not all is as it seems to be, that somewhere just beneath the thin skin of it all lies a sacredness waiting to be discovered. …
If you’re lucky enough to find a way of life you love, you have to find the courage to live it.
Shawn Smucker enchants with a deftly woven tale of mystery and magic that will leave you not only spellbound but wanting more.Billy Coffey, author of There Will Be Stars
Thanks for visiting my tiny bit of space
-Anne Lamott, Bird By Bird
Four years ago, after months of rejections and waffling back and forth, I made the decision to self-publish The Day the Angels Fell. I would lose two high school classmates within a year, something that brought to the forefront of my mind the central question of the book, “Could it be possible that death is […]
The older four kids were in the kitchen, slicing, dicing, and making dinner. At one point they kicked Sammy out (he was rather pleased at that result), but I insisted they take him back. It was a team effort. Everyone needed to have a job. I chased Poppy and Leo around the house, wrangling them […]
Based on a true story! Mia has a quarter to toss in the fountain for a wish. She doesn’t want ice cream or a puppy, but something more. What is Mia’s one wish? A story about an adopted little girl discovering the love and security that all children (and grown-ups!) crave. Three months into […]
When I left the house, Lucy was nearly finished with this painting. When I came home, she had painted over it. For the whole story, head on over to The Art of Simple.
I pulled around the back of the bank and no one was there. I drove around one more time and there he was, something out of nothing, a person where before there was only air. He climbed into the front seat and with a booming radio voice said, “Alright! Alright!” as if prepared to embark […]
It’s beautiful outside this morning. Seems like a nice day to celebrate some good books that are either newly-released or soon-to-come: 1. Mystics and Misfits: Meeting God Through St. Francis and Other Unlikely Saints by Christiana Peterson With untested ideals and a thirst for adventure, Christiana Peterson and her family moved to an intentional Christian […]