“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 […]
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 […]
It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations…
“It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations.” — Winston S. Churchill I am not sure when I became a fan of good quotes, but it is a good thing I am, as puts me in great company with Mr. Churchill. When I am at a loss for words […]
How History Screams Into The Present Bringing Fascinating Discovery
History is merely a list of surprises. It can only prepare us to be surprised yet again. – Kurt Vonnegut Much of the time history runs like an operating system in the background silently influencing our lives. Yet, there are moments when history screams into the front room! With it comes windows of insight and delight. […]