The Sun Came Bursting Over The Horizon And A New Outstanding Day Arrived

“From the blackness of nothing to the brightness of everything.  The sun came bursting over the horizon and a new day was here.”  Paul Hancock, The Writings of HANCOCK, September 1975 In the past, The Northfield School of the Liberal Arts had a year-end program called, Americana.  It is an opportunity for students and faculty to […]

Every Last Generation Is A Powerful Servant Of The Next

“He shows mercy from generation to generation to all who fear him.” – ‭‭Luke‬ ‭1:50‬ ‭NLT‬‬ God’s mercy in every last generation, goes beyond simply not getting what we all know we deserve.  The word for mercy embraces His covenant love for all of mankind.  However, a critical element is mankind’s individual choice to receive […]

Eternal Summer! The Perfect Season For Story Telling And Rescuing!

“If it could only be like this always – always summer, always alone, the fruit always ripe and Aloysius in a good temper…”  ―Evelyn Waugh, Brideshead Revisited When one is retired from working as an employee, you would think that the seasons, including that eternal summer, would all blend together.  I find, that while my […]

Laying Our Loved Ones To Rest With Honor And Dignity

“The first night in Morotai, the Japanese sent over a bomber on the north end of the island.  The next day we went out and dug a deeper foxhole.”  – Lt. Joseph F. Cullen, Personal Diary My husband went to rent a car for a trip to the west coast.  The occasion:  A memorial service […]

Writing Is the Painting Of The Voice – Here Is YOUR Canvas!

“Writing is the painting of the voice.”  ― Voltaire I cannot draw, paint or even sketch well.  It is annoying to have a picture in my head yet be unable to get it onto paper properly.  When I saw this quote it resonated with me:  I can paint! Not with the obvious medium, but with words. I […]

A Simple Three Step Template To Write That Special Story

“I am a rescuer of stories hidden among the ordinary.  I give these stories voice as a template to inspire others with untold stories so that they will know the satisfaction of rescuing their own stories.”  – Nancy Cullen This BLOG began as a place I could record and share stories.  Stories stemming from four areas […]

The First Plunge – Conquer Doubt And Fear – Give Your Story A Voice!

A great change in life is like a cold bath in water-we all hesitate at the first plunge” – Letitia Elizabeth Landon My first plunge at giving stories voice was in February 2016.  The desire to gather and share personal stories lurked in my soul for many years.  It was one of those “someday” desires that […]

When A Surprise Truth About Family Story Is Exposed-Do These Three Things

“Fred and August (Rightmeier) came to America in the year 1864 at the age of 14 and 16 years.”  – written by Melinda Rightmeier in the family Bible. As we have explored my family history, surprise truth has exposed details that have delighted, given me pause, and stirred up great gratitude for the courage and […]

Mayday, Mayday, Mayday – When Things Go Really Wrong

“Mayday” is not a call you want to have to make, but sometimes things go wrong…. When it was time to relocate our airplanes closer to home, logistics were considerable.  One had to be transported by truck, the other needed its annual inspection before the re-positioning. Once all the details and dates were known, a […]