WELL: Healing Our Beautiful, Broken World from a Hospital in West Africa

WELL is a new book by Sarah Thebarge, author of The Invisible Girls: A Memoir. I received this book from FaithWords/Hachette Book Group in exchange for a review. Summary:  Thebarge studied medicine for the express purpose to help underserved populations in developing countries. After a personal health crisis delayed this dream for several years, she finally […]

When Hurricanes Hit and Flood Waters Rise, Watch Your F-Words

The statistics for 2017 Hurricanes Harvey and Irma are too overwhelming to completely understand: 132 mph winds over Texas for 200 miles 185 mph winds over Florida and Caribbean for 790 miles 51.0 inches/19 trillion gallons rain in TX, 5.5 trillion gallons in Louisiana from Harvey 10 trillion gallons rain from Irma 336,000 people in […]

Kids Win When Teachers and Parents Team Up

The little girl’s eyes watched carefully as her parents met her kindergarten teacher for the first time. She noticed the handshakes and adult smiles. She heard her mother laugh when the teacher told a funny story about chasing a stray dog out of the classroom when setting up for the new year. Slowly, the little […]

You Can’t Know the Future but You Can Know God

Bad news flashes in our social media feed and fills daily reports on television, cable stations, and the radio. Anxiety and full-blown panic bubble up in our minds and bodies. No escape. What can be done to reduce the stress and the insecurity of unknown future events? As John Ortberg describes in his book, Soul […]