When You Stand in a Circle of Quiet

The cicadas are singing. Like clockwork, they began trumpeting their end-of-summer tune on the first day of August, just as the first golden walnut leaves drifted to the grass. Every year, I’m surprised at how swiftly, yet gently, nature makes her moves. Black-eyed Susans line the pond, and as I walk to the cabin I …

Selah Worship: Writing for 31 Days

One of my favorite authors is Madeleine L’Engle. I enjoyed sharing “A Wrinkle in Time” and her other fantasies with my children, but I especially love her non-fiction. Recently, while reading in “A Circle of Quiet” (Book One of The Crosswick Journals), I found mention of the Italian composer Palestrina. Naturally, I was curious, so …