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Monday, June 10, 2019 by CLEO LAMPOS

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CLEO LAMPOS

TO

HAVING THE PRIME OF MY LIFE

Vernon, my husband of forty-eight years of marriage, drew in a breath and held it. He then slowly exhaled before speaking in his calm manner. “You want to do what?”

It would be difficult for Vernon to appreciate how much my proposed trip to Wisconsin affected my fragile emotional balance. “It is time for me to visit my foster mother. Your support would be an added bonus.”

My family learned about my stint in foster care about ten years ago when I retired from teaching. In all those years, no one questioned why my chosen field in education involved working with foster children, behavior disordered or emotionally challenged students. I was written off as a humanitarian. But the real reason that my time in those classrooms proved effective was due to the indisputable fact that I was one of them. Just older and able to process the experience. My son, both daughters, and husband have come to accept this part of my life with amazement and sadness.

Doris, my foster mother, came back into my life this Christmas.  During the years, I had sent her cards on Mother’s Day with the words “The Other Mother” on them. Not a writer, she never corresponded with me. But this Christmas season, she sent a manila envelope with twelve quilt squares in it. She included a note saying that she knew of my interest in quilting and hoped that I would finish the quilt.  One trip to the fabric store and my husband and I purchased cloth for the backing, sashes, and binding. Several months later, the Christmas quilt lay comfy on our rocker. Doris needed to see this joint effort and feel the smoothness of the cotton as well as the close stitching. Hence, the excuse for the visit.

Christmas quilt made by Doris and Cleo, 2019

After the death of my father, my mother had few resources to help her cope with finances and grief. A Christian, she read her Bible, underlined Scriptures and took us to a Black church on Sunday night where she could sing and pour out her sorrow. Several years into widowhood, she married a man who became an abusive alcoholic, transporting the family from state to state. Neighbors suspected the violence and tried to help my mother. The law gave my sister, mother and me a secret place to hide for a while. But the upshot was that DCFS decided to place us into foster care. My mother was devastated.

On the worst day of her life, when she gave up her daughters to the system, my mother still prayed. And Doris became the answer to her supplication. God brought a young mother, only ten years older than my twelve years, into my life. At 22, Doris lived on a farm with her husband, Merle, and four preschool children. Merle worked the night shift at the auto plant so we seldom saw him.  But, Doris and my “little sisters” became family. It took several months before I felt safe, but going to a one-room country school on a bus, life became secure.

Like anyone who lives on a farm, my sister and I helped Doris with the many chores that needed to be done. Baskets of diapers were folded and stacks. The baby boy wanted a bottle and to be rocked. Stories and games to entertain the preschoolers filled the evenings. Dirty dishes on the counter beckoned us to wash, wipe and put away a day’s worth of eating frenzy. Floors swept, rug vacuumed, sinks scrubbed. Always something to do, and we were old enough to help out.

Perhaps my favorite time in foster care happened in the spring when the cows went into labor. My sister stayed in the house to babysit while Doris and I went into the barn. As a seventh grader, this experience deepened my resolve for natural childbirth as an adult. We delivered several calves for a period of hours. What a soothing experience it was to be able to bring life into the world and witness the instant care and love of a cow for her calf. No amount of therapy could have healed my spirit in the way that this experience did for me.

Eventually, my mother regained custody of my sister and me. I started high school having attended nine different schools in three different states. The fact that I graduated in the top quarter of that class and with honors from college is due to the eventual spiritual healing of mind and soul that God brought through the Word. That is why the teaching of disadvantaged students beckoned to me.

Rescuing children is a common theme for the books that I write. Whether in the series of contemporary fiction based on the Teachers of Diamond Project School, or the historical fiction that I pen, the heroine is saving children. Nonfiction books that bear my name center persons who achieve through perseverance against odds, and the reaching out to children in need. Definitely, writing what I know.

But, I digress.

The visit with Doris in a small rural town in the Midwest settled so many emotions that had been held at bay for many decades. Doris became friends with my mother and over the years visited with her while I was away a college and busy with my family in a distant city. Her memories of foster care were positive. Doris was almost a teenager herself, so my sister and I helped her to escape the loneliness and anxiety of being alone at night with four little children. My husband listened intensely, marveling at the provision of God in my life and that of my mother. The time with Doris has shown that the handprints of the Loving Father are pressed into every phase of my life.

And, yes.  Doris enjoyed wrapping our joint quilt around her and feeling the love.

 

ABOUT CLEO LAMPOS

With a Master’s degree in special education from St. Xavier University in Chicago, Cleo Lampos is a retired school teacher. She has written dozens of magazine articles over the years. Lampos is the author of teacher-oriented books; Teaching Diamonds in the Tough, and a series of contemporary novels depicting the Teachers of Diamond Project School. Rescuing Children tells the stories of people who spent their lives helping to save their era’s youngest generation. Two books on the Dust Bowl and a family-friendly story of a family dealing with Alzheimer’s Disease round out her publications. Living on the south side of Chicago, Lampos is a quilter, speaker at community groups, and canner for her urban gardener husband. As a couple, they work in the community garden for the local food pantries. Church activities and 11 grandchildren take up a lot of their time.

 

ABOUT A MOTHER’S SONG

 

“I love you, Ava Rose,” she whispered. “I love you enough to give you life.”

 

All Irish immigrant Deirdre O’Sullivan has ever wanted is a home and family. But her dreams didn’t include living in a cramped tenement in Five Points, New York, with the disillusioned love of her life. Nor could she have imagined that she’d be torn away from her children. Tragedy strikes and Deirdre gives her children a chance to live and blossom…without her.

On the plains of 1890 Nebraska, homesteaders Sam and Claudine Thompson lose their third baby. Claudine breaks. Then one day as the orphan train rolls into town, Claudine insists, “A baby is out there crying, and he’s crying for me.” Ava Rose, four years old, waits on the platform with her fragile baby brother. They will eventually fulfill the longings of two mothers and begin legacies of hope for others oppressed by poverty and prejudice. A poignant tale of hope and courage against unfathomable odds.

Purchase Link: https://www.amazon.com/Mothers-Song-Story-Orphan-Train-ebook/dp/B01IAPBX7K/

Her historical novel for upper elementary students will be released this summer.

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JOY AFTER NOON
DEBRA COLEMAN JETER
9/13/2019

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU PAY A LITTLE ATTENTION
TRINA BESSER MATOUS
9/11/2019

Match Made in Heaven: A Novella
JULIE ARDUINI
9/6/2019

PENTAGON QUILTS:COMFORTERS
CLEO LAMPOS
9/4/2019

PRINCE CHARMING, SPIDERS, AND CHEMO
LINDA WOOD RONDEAU
9/2/2019

THE MASTER'S PLAN
STEPHANY TULLIS
8/30/2019

IT IS NOT IN ME
ADAM BLUMER
8/28/2019

GRAY IS GRAND
LOREE PEERY
8/26/2019

SONG OF SUGAR SANDS
DEBRA COLEMAN JETER
8/23/2019

COCKROACHES AND LIGHT
MARTIN WILES
8/21/2019

A GOOD QUESTION
GEORGE CARGILL
8/19/2019

LOVE'S ALLEGIANCE
LINDA SHENTON MATCHETT
8/16/2019

SEE? GOOD.
JULIE COSGROVE
8/14/2019

LOVING THE BABY BOOMER GENERATION
ERIN UNGER
8/12/2019

WRITING THE PAST: THE DUST BOWL
CLEO LAMPOS
8/9/2019

EXPERIENCING GOD'S LOVE IN A BROKEN WORLD
ROY AND DEB HAGGERTY
8/7/2019

MAKING PRETTY THINGS
KATHY MCKINSEY
8/5/2019

THE STREET SINGER
KATHLEEN NEELY
8/2/2019

PLUG INTO GOD'S POWER
KATHY COLLARD MILLER
7/31/2019

ARE YOU TOO OLD TO BECOME AN AUTHOR
HARRY WEGLEY
7/29/2019

JANUS JOURNALS
H. L. WEGLEY
7/26/2019

ENJOY THE MEAL
MARTIN WILES
7/22/2019

DRIVING ON FLAT TIRES
BARBARA BRITTON
7/22/2019

WHERE I WAS PLANTED
HEATHER NORMAN SMITH
7/19/2019

WAITING FOR THE TEST
MELISSA HENDERSON
7/17/2019

IN THE GOOD OLD SUMMERTIME
LINDA WOOD RONDEAU
7/15/2019

TO THE RESCUE A SHORT STORY
PAT JEANNE DAVIS
7/12/2019

THE LEAST OF THESE
KATHLEEN NEELY
7/10/2019

KEEPING IT FRESH
WANDA O. HOT
7/8/2019

SUMMER PLANS AND OTHER DISASTERS
KARIN BEERY
7/5/2019

MY COMFORTER SAW IT COMING
MEREDITH KENDALL
7/3/2019

OVERFLOWING WITH BLESSINGS
CLEO LAMPOS
7/1/2019

AND THEN BLOOMS LOVE
SALLY JO PITTS
6/28/2019

IN THE MONEY
Leeann Betts
6/26/2019

HAVING THE PRIME OF MY LIFE
JO MASSARO
6/24/2019

AMMO (An Original Shorty Story)
JENNIFER HALLMARK
6/21/2019

BLESSINGS IN AN IMPERFECT WORLD
GAIL PALLOTTA
6/19/2019

GOLDEN GIRL
PAT JEANNE DAVIS
6/17/2019

POWER UP
JESSIE MATTIS
6/14/2019

BOOKENDS
KATHLEEN NEELY
6/12/2019

WRITE WHAT YOU KNOW
CLEO LAMPOS
6/10/2019

THE PINK BONNET
LIZ TOLSMA
6/7/2019

UNDERGROUND
JULIE COSGROVE
6/5/2019

Food, Families, and Fond Memories
LINDA WOOD RONDEAU
6/3/2019

KATELYN'S CHOICE
SUSAN G. MATHIAS
5/31/2019

THE POWER OF LOVE
LISA SIMONDS
5/29/2019

HOSEA'S HEART
LINDA WOOD RONDEAU
5/24/2019

FOR THOSE OVER FIFTY-FIVE
JUNE FOSTER
5/20/2019

FAITH AND HOPE
AMY R. ANGUISH
5/17/2019

A CONVENIENT COMPASSION
DONNA SCHLACHTER
5/15/2019

NEXT GENERATION
KATHLEEN NEELY
5/13/2019

FALLEN LEAF
JULIE COSGROVE
5/10/2019

TONGUE-TAMING 101
SUSAN G. MATHIAS
5/8/2019

Mimi and Bop
Melissa Henderson
5/6/2019

GRACE & LAVENDER
HEATHER NORMAN SMITH
5/3/2019

WHAT'S YOUR MOTIVATION
HEATHER SMITH
5/1/2019

NEVER TO OLD TO START OVER
LINDA WOOD RONDEAU
4/29/2019

JULIA
VICKIE MCDONOUGH
4/26/2019

R and I
JULIE COSGROVE
4/24/2019

AS FAR AWAY AS POSSIBLE
BARRY NAPIER
4/22/2019

KATELYN'S CHOICE
SUSAN G. MATHIAS
4/19/2019

MY SINAI SAGA
JARM DEL BOCCIO
4/17/2019

THE WRITER'S CALLING
SHERRI STEWART
4/15/2019

When Valleys Bloom Again
Pat Jeanne Davis
4/12/2019

You Asked for It
STEVE STROBBLE
4/10/2019

PLAYING THROUGH THE FOG
LINDA WOOD RONDEAU
4/8/2019

One Door Between Us
Tom Donnan
4/5/2019

Counterfeit Detectors
Leeann Betts
4/3/2019

SOMETIMES WE JUST NEED TO TURN OFF THE GPS
LINDA WOOD RONDEAU
4/1/2019

BURIED MOUNTAIN SECRETS
TERRI REED
3/29/2019

LANDING HARD
ERIN UNGER
3/27/2019

DON’T CALL HER MA’AM
LINDA WOOD RONDEAU
3/25/2019

CAPTURE ME
SHERRY KYLE
3/22/2019

LOVING ONE ANOTHER
JERRI HARRINGTON
3/20/2019

When Your Past Looms Longer than Your Future
Debra Coleman Jeter
3/18/2019

UNDER PRAIRIE SKIES
CYNTHIA ROEMER
3/15/2019

TAKIN' IT TO THE LIMIT
TAMMY WHITEHURST
3/13/2019

OUR MCDONALDS
LINDA WOOD RONDEAU
3/11/2019

A Tender Hope
Amanda Cabot
3/8/2019

DON'T HIT THE FAN
Julie Cosgrove
3/6/2019

BORN TOO LATE
DIANNE BARKER
3/4/2019

PARHELION
LISA LICKEL
3/1/2019

NOT OF THIS WORLD
JUNE FOSTER
2/27/2019

PERSPECTIVE
LISA LICKEL
2/25/2019

CAROLINA GRACE
REGINA MERRICK
2/22/2019

THE POWER OF "WITH"/OVERCOMING ANXIETY
BARBARA BRITTON
2/20/2019

IS IT THE BEGINNING OR THE END
KATHLEEN NEELY
2/18/2019

A LOVE MOST WORTHY
SANDRA ARDOIN
2/16/2019

HITTING YOUR SPIRITUAL GROOVE
LINDA HANNA AND DEBORAH DULWORTH
2/13/2019

MY TO-DO LIST
SHERRI STEWART
2/11/2019

YOU'RE AMAZING
JULIE ARDUINI
2/8/2019

STIRRED, NOT SHAKEN
JULIE COSGROVE
2/6/2019

ATTITUDE IS EVERYTHING
LINDA WOOD RONDEAU
2/3/2019

LOVE'S RESCUE
LINDA SHENTON MATCHETT
2/1/2019

COURTING DANGER
NIKE CHILLEMI
1/25/2019

A CHURCH PLANTER'S WIFE
Meredith Kendall
1/23/2019

MAMA, I CAN'T TAKE A BATH THERE'S A FISH IN THE TUB
LINDA WOOD RONDEAU
1/21/2019

JOHN ALDEN ... A SHORT STORY
LYNNE BASHAM TAGAWA
1/18/2019

FIG LEAVES RIPPING?
Kathy Collard Miller
1/16/2019

EAT RIGHT NOW LIVE LONGER LATER
Jude Urbanski
1/14/2019

THE OTHER NEIGHBOR
Gail Sattler
1/11/2019

A BEFORE I
Julie Cosgrove
1/9/2019

AM I STRESSED?
LINDA WOOD RONDEAU
1/7/2019

NO TURNING BACK
H. L. Wegley
1/4/2019

EVERYDAY CHOICES
Gail Pallotta
1/2/2019

SHOULD VS WANT
LINDA WOOD RONDEAU
12/31/2018

ALLEY'S PERFECT ANGEL
LINDA WOOD RONDEAU
12/28/2018

YOU ARE THE APPLE OF HIS EYE
Kathy Collard Miller
12/26/2018

I'LL BE ALONE FOR CHRISTMAS ... YOU CAN COUNT ON ME
Julie Cosgrove
12/24/2018

A SILVER MEDALLION
James Callan
12/21/2018

WHY WE SING JOY TO THE WORLD!
Ada Brownell
12/19/2018

THE ONLY CONSTANT IS CHANGE
LINDA SHENTON MATCHETT
12/17/2018

THE AMISH MIDWIFE'S SECRET
Rachel Good
12/14/2018

Coming Home For Christmas
MICHELLE DE BRUIN
12/12/2018

LIVING WITHOUT REGRET
Grant Ferguson
12/10/2018

CHRISTMAS WITH THE ENEMY
Mary Vee
12/7/2018

WHY DO WE NEVER LEARN
Linda Wood Rondeau
12/5/2018

GROWING UP CAN BE FUN SO IS GETTING OLDER
ELLIE GUSTAFSON
12/3/2018

RETURN TO WALHALLA
LAURA HODGES POOLE
11/30/2018

SAVED BY THE LAMB
Julie Cosgrove
11/28/2018

SOARING WITH BROKEN WINGS
Linda Wood Rondeau
11/19/2018

HOMELESS FOR THE HOLIDAYS
PeggySue Wells and Marsha Wright
11/16/2018

FOR SUCH A TIME AS THIS
Sandy Kirby Quandt
11/14/2018

HAIR CALAMITIES AND HOT CASH
GAIL PALLOTTA
11/9/2018

NEVER TOO LATE
DIANE TATUM
11/5/2018

MEET ME IN GALVESTON
ANDREA BOESHAAR
10/26/2018

The Not So Good Good Old Days
Linda Wood Rondeau
10/22/2018

HARVEST OF BLESSINGS
JUNE FOSTER
10/19/2018

MEET JENNIFER SLATTERY
Jennifer Slattery
10/5/2018

HONESTLY SPEAKING
Linda Wood Rondeau
10/3/2018

Perceptual Blindness
Linda Wood Rondeau
10/1/2018

THE PUTTING GREEN WHISPERER
ZOE MCCARTHY
9/14/2018

The God of the Mundane
Linda Wood Rondeau
8/30/2018

WHEN I WAS THREE
Linda Wood Rondeau
7/16/2018

He Passes By
Linda Wood Rondeau
6/15/2018

Bryan's Homecoming
Linda Wood Rondeau
6/8/2018

EMERGENCE
Linda Wood Rondeau
6/1/2018

THE PURSUIT OF PEACE
Linda Wood Rondeau
5/30/2018

Live Long and Prosper
Linda Wood Rondeau
5/24/2018

THE REAL DEAL
LINDA WOOD RONDEAU
5/16/2018

Antiquainted Man
LINDA WOOD RONDEAU
5/11/2018

SOMETHING NEW
LINDA WOOD RONDEAU
5/4/2018

IF AT FIRST YOU DON’T SUCCEED TAKE A BUBBLE BATH THEN TRY AGAIN
LINDA WOOD RONDEAU
2/26/2018

REMEMBERING CHRISTMAS
John Brewer
12/24/2017

FOOTPRINTS
LINDA WOOD RONDEAU
12/20/2017

FUNNY WITH A POIGNANT MESSAGE
LINDA WOOD RONDEAU
12/8/2017

MUTUAL SUBMISSIVENESS
LINDA WOOD RONDEAU
11/29/2017

CASTING STONES
LINDA WOOD RONDEAU
11/17/2017

HEADLINE HYSTERIA
LINDA WOOD RONDEAU
10/31/2017

COUNTRY ROADS
Linda Wood Rondeau
10/12/2017

STUPIDITY IS NO EXCUSE
LINDA WOOD RONDEAU
10/7/2017

Beauty Queen and Humorist Shares Her Latest Book
JANE JENKINS HERLONG
6/13/2017

AS IN THE DAYS OF NOAH/WHO PUT THE VINEGAR IN THE SALT/CHAPTER 2A
LINDA WOOD RONDEAU
6/7/2017

WHO PUT THE VINEGAR IN THE SALT/CREATED TO BE SALT PART B
Linda Wood Rondeau
5/30/2017

WHO PUT THE VINEGAR IN THE SALT/ CREATED TO BE SALT/PART A
Linda Wood Rondeau
5/20/2017

CELEBRATE YOUR FEMINITY
Linda Wood Rondeau
4/13/2017

THE FIFTY-FIFTY CONUNDRUM
Linda Wood Rondeau
4/6/2017

THE ROCK OF OUR FUTURE
Linda Wood Rondeau
3/31/2017

FRIENDSHIP IS STICKY BUSINESS
Linda Wood Rondeau
3/14/2017

PASS THE LOVE, PLEASE
LINDA WOOD RONDEAU
1/17/2017

STRANDED BUT NOT FORGOTTEN
LINDA WOOD RONDEAU
1/10/2017

BATTLE WITH A BUMBLEBEE
LINDA WOOD RONDEAU
1/3/2017

BATTLE FATIGUES
LINDA WOOD RONDEAU
12/27/2016

ACQUAINTED WITH GRIEF
LINDA WOOD RONDEAU
12/24/2016

LOVE IN A SUITCASE
LINDA WOOD RONDEAU
12/20/2016

FRIENDSHIP IS STICKY BUSINESS
LINDA WOOD RONDEAU
12/14/2016

ROOT FOR THE HOME TEAM
LINDA WOOD RONDEAU
12/13/2016

KERI'S CHRISTMAS WISH
LINDA WOOD RONDEAU
12/5/2016

Raising a Child With Autism
LINDA WOOD RONDEAU
11/30/2016

SHOULD OR WANT
LINDA WOOD RONDEAU
11/22/2016

CONFESSIONS OF A GARDENS SLUGGARD
LINDA WOOD RONDEAU
11/16/2016

GRANDMA PRAYED WHILE IRONING
LINDA WOOD RONDEAU
11/8/2016

The Day Super Mom Died
LINDA WOOD RONDEAU
11/1/2016

FOLLOW WHICH LEADER?
LINDA WOOD RONDEAU
10/25/2016

ROYAL LEGACY
LINDA WOOD RONDEAU
10/18/2016

MY SHEEP KNOW MY VOICE
LINDA WOOD RONDEAU
10/11/2016

THESE BOOTS WERE MADE FOR WALKING
LINDA WOOD RONDEAU
9/28/2016

THE POWER OF ONE
LINDA WOOD RONDEAU
9/20/2016

A LIFELONG PURSUIT
LINDA WOOD RONDEAU
9/13/2016

A TEENAGED ROBIN HOOD
LINDA WOOD RONDEAU
9/5/2016

NUGGETS OF GRACE
LINDA WOOD RONDEAU
8/31/2016

THE CHOICE TO FAIL
LINDA WOOD RONDEAU
8/24/2016

DOUBLE CHOCOLATE TROUBLE
LINDA WOOD RONDEAU
8/17/2016

JUST LIKE MY DADDY
LINDA WOOD RONDEAU
8/9/2016

PATIENT PRAYING
LINDA WOOD RONDEAU
7/26/2016

MEET DARLENE FRANKLIN/SCAVENGER HUNT/LAST STOP
LINDA WOOD RONDEAU
7/17/2016

PATIENT WISDOM
LINDA WOOD RONDEAU
7/12/2016

OF PETS AND PERSISTENCE
LINDA WOOD RONDEAU
7/5/2016

God's Server Never Shuts Down
LINDA WOOD RONDEAU
6/10/2016

Blessed to be a Blessing
LINDA WOOD RONDEAU
5/18/2016

Mama, I Can't take a Bath 'Cause There's a Fish in the Tub
LINDA WOOD RONDEAU
5/4/2016

SOUR GRAPES OR BLESSED FRUIT
LINDA WOOD RONDEAU
4/28/2016

IT'S WHAT THEY DO
LINDA WOOD RONDEAU
4/17/2016

MEET JOHNNIE ALEXANDER
Linda Wood Rondeau
2/3/2016

FROM LIGHT TO BRIGHT
Linda Wood Rondeau
1/15/2016

SURRENDERING TO THE CALL
Linda Wood Rondeau
1/8/2016

MY QUEST
Linda Wood Rondeau
1/4/2016

MY INTIMATE JOURNEY WITH MY HEROINE BY NIKE N. CHI
Linda Wood Rondeau
12/22/2015

ACQUAINTED WITH GRIEF
Linda Wood Rondeau
12/8/2015

When Art Imitates Life: An Author's Book Journey
Linda Wood Rondeau
12/4/2015

Settled By Faith
Linda Wood Rondeau
11/27/2015

JOY COMETH IN THE MORNING
Linda Wood Rondeau
11/24/2015

From Little Golden Books to Summer's List
Linda Wood Roundeau
11/20/2015

THE EDUCABLE MOMENT
Linda Wood Rondeau
11/17/2015

There's love in them there casseroles
Linda Wood Rondeau
11/4/2015

Searching for God With All My Heart
Linda Wood Rondeau
10/30/2015

I RUN TO YOU
Linda Wood Rondeau
10/27/2015

Sweetening Our Sour Grapes
Linda Wood Rondeau
10/23/2015

THE FALL THAT LIFTS
Linda Wood Rondeau
10/20/2015

A Walk With God
Linda Wood Rondeau
10/9/2015

Disappointment and Discouragement
Linda Wood Rondeau
10/6/2015

STIRRING TRUTH
Linda Wood Rondeau
10/2/2015

PENNED BY GOD'S OWN HAND
Linda Wood Rondeau
9/25/2015

The Masterpiece
Linda Wood Rondeau
9/22/2015

RESTORED HEARTS and a Writer's Journey
Linda Wood Rondeau
9/18/2015

THE WRITER'S JOURNEY: Meditations on the Road
Linda Wood Rondeau
9/11/2015

DIALOGUING OUR FEARS
Linda Wood Rondeau
9/8/2015

WHY A BOOK OF PRAYERS?
Linda Wood Rondeau
9/4/2015

From Lettuce to Pages
Linda Wood Rondeau
8/27/2015

AND NOT TO YIELD
Linda Wood Rondeau
8/24/2015

BONNIE LEON WRITES TO ENCOURAGE THE DISABLED
Linda Wood Rondeau
8/21/2015

FAITH WORTH THE FIGHT
Linda Wood Rondeau
8/14/2015

CANT HAVE ONE WITHOUT THE OTHER
Linda Wood Rondeau
8/10/2015

THE WINDING TRAIL
Linda Wood Rondeau
7/31/2015

The Flavorful Church
Linda Wood Rondeau
7/28/2015

Commitment Phobia
Linda Wood Rondeau
7/24/2015

God knows our hearts
Linda Wood Rondeau
7/21/2015

God Had Other Plans
Linda Wood Rondeau
7/17/2015

BE ANGRY AND SIN NOT
Linda Wood Rondeau
7/14/2015

God's Writer: Jan Elder
Linda Wood Rondeau
7/10/2015

THE CURE FOR THE WEARY SOUL
Linda Wood Rondeau
7/7/2015

Surely Goodness and Mercy Gail Kittleson
Linda Wood Rondeau
7/3/2015

OF THEE I SING
Linda Wood Rondeau
6/30/2015

A HUNGER FOR GOD
Linda Wood Rondeau
6/26/2015

What Do We Ask God For?
Linda Wood Rondeau
6/24/2015

BUCK STORM SINGER/SONGWRITER/STORYTELLER
Linda Wood Rondeau
6/19/2015

STRESS: THAT OTHER HOMEWRECKER
Linda Wood Rondeau
6/16/2015

A Dream Come True of Being A Writer
Linda Wood Rondeau
6/12/2015

COURAGE IS NOT THE ABSENCE OF FEAR
Linda Wood Rondeau
6/9/2015

Meet Shannon Vannetter Christian Author
Linda Wood Rondeau
6/5/2015

JOY COMES IN THE MORNING
Linda Wood Rondeau
6/2/2015

EMPTY NETS
Linda Wood Rondeau
5/26/2015

Bucketwish
Linda Wood Rondeau
5/23/2015

Loyalty that Springs from Spirituality
Linda Wood Rondeau
5/20/2015

Wonderfully Made
Linda Wood Rondeau
3/8/2015

Lighthouse of the Carolina's Author Carol Heilman
Linda Wood Rondeau
2/7/2015

HAPPY NEW YEAR
Linda Wood Rondeau
1/4/2015