My dad is coming up to his eighty-ninth birthday in September. I was recently going through old photo albums with him looking for pictures of the house where he was born for a blog about life in the Midwest. He was a cutie! He reminded me of my brother when he was small, and I know my dad would consider that to be the greatest compliment.
My father was a doctor. He left for work before I was up in the morning and didn’t get home until supper, but nearly every evening he led our family in worship. We sat on the couch and sang a few hymns from the old Inter-Varsity hymnal.
My dad recently cleaned out a closet piled with magazines he had been planning to read in retirement. I’m not sure that ever happened, but he hated to get rid of them. They were mostly old copies of His Magazine from Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship and a complete collection of Christianity Today. It took two trips to the recycling center to get them all there. Several years ago he offered the magazines to us for a theological school, but the cost of shipping would be prohibitive, and these days the whole collection could be easily searched on a CD.
Good and bad; right and wrong; they don’t always go together as we think they should.
The Seeker by Ann Gabhart is romance. Fans of Gone with the Wind will no doubt eat up the opening party scene on the verge of the American Civil War. The female lead, Charlotte Vance, daughter of a Kentucky state senator, has all the spunk of Scarlet O’Hara as well as her love for the land. There is even a Rhet Butler character who steals passionate kisses in the rose garden, but from there the story takes completely different directions since Charlotte is much more of a thinker than Scarlet ever was..
LeAnne Hardy has lived in six countries on four continents. Her books come out of her cross-cultural experiences and her passion to use story to convey spiritual truths in a form that will permeate lives.
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