As I have been re-reading Robin Gunn’s newest novel Becoming Us in preparation for my next summer gathering with a few close friends, I am contemplating my “sweetest things.” In response to a conversation that occurs in chapter 5, each of us must bring one of our “sweetest things” to share with the group. I’ve … Continue reading The Sweetest Thing
I smell like chlorine and my hair is a mess of damp tangles, but I feel victorious.We’ve just arrived home from a trip to the gym. I hate the gym. I know there are many, including quite a few of my friends, who call the gym their “happy place.” For me, a trip to the … Continue reading Remain in Me
Known to readers as the author of the Christy Miller series and to Hallmarkies as the author of the Finding Father Christmas trilogy, Robin Jones Gunn is a delightful storyteller and a woman of time-tested faith. Her stories have resonated with readers of multiple generations. Her most recent book, Becoming Us, introduces readers to a … Continue reading “Chasing Butterflies” with Robin Jones Gunn
They say hindsight is 20/20, but lately I have been wondering just how far behind me the incident must be for that perfect vision to kick in. Is it a week, two years, a decade? Please don’t tell me that it’s going to be more than a decade; I’m already wilting. My courage, strength, and … Continue reading Bloom or Bust?
In last Sunday’s installment of When Calls the Heart, two would-be friends entered into the boxing ring of offense before realizing that actions are better than reactions. As the saloon grew busier and louder with each night’s festivities, the townspeople reacted by approaching their beloved mayor with their concerns. In a show of good faith, … Continue reading reACTion – Life Lessons from “When Calls the Heart”