Category Archives: Writing

A Girl’s Garden by Robert Frost

A NEIGHBOR of mine in the village Likes to tell how one spring When she was a girl on the farm, she did A childlike thing. One day she asked her father To give her a garden plot To plant … Continue reading

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Much Vs Many

Today’s Lunchbox Lesson: MANY vs MUCH MANY modifies things that CAN be counted (i.e., count nouns). MUCH modifies things that CANNOT be counted (i.e., mass nouns). In other words, “many” tends to modify plural nouns, and “much” tends to modify … Continue reading

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Phil Johnson Remembers Warren Wiersbe

A few people have asked me to recount some memories from my relationship with Warren Wiersbe. My first meeting with him was June 4, 1972—the day after I arrived in Chicago for the summer term at Moody Bible Institute. It … Continue reading

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Libraries—and a Secret Room! By Julie Klassen

This last week I spoke at three libraries (Alexandria, Fergus Falls, and Elbow Lake, MN), which I greatly enjoyed. The events were well-attended and everyone was friendly and interested. Meeting the helpful staffs and many readers was a blessing and … Continue reading

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10 Cliffhangers That Make Readers Turn The Page

Have you read a book you feel compelled to carry on reading? You know the kind of book I’m talking about. You read it past your bedtime and during your lunch breaks. You read it because you want to not … Continue reading

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Happy 103rd birthday to Beverly Cleary, beloved by generations of readers

It’s hard to believe that some of author Beverly Cleary’s beloved characters are nearly 50 years old. Little Ramona, who got in trouble for pulling one of nemesis Susan’s curls, middle-aged? Henry Huggins, owner of beloved dog Ribsy, ready for … Continue reading

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Beautifully Scarred By Peter Leavell

At what point did the pain stop? When did the fear subside? I studied the Denver skyline, a thick glob of scum covering the 1980s capitalist playland. The manmade fog was killing me. I survived. And flourished. Thirty years later, … Continue reading

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