Faith-Based Articles

Given I’ve spent the past thirty years serving in various places as a Lutheran pastor it seems there should be a few faith-based articles. I’ve written about cults (Scope), raising generous children (Giving), passing on the faith (Scope), the Hobbit approach to gift-giving (Alive Now), and child-like faith (Today’s Christian Parent).

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Family Life Articles

I got my start in freelance writing selling articles about our everyday lives as young, usually broke, parents of little girls who also moved around a lot for jobs. Writers are advised to write about what they know about. For me that was helping the girls settle into new situations (Living with Children); dining out with babies and pre-schoolers (Mothers’ Manual); getting dinner on the table every night (American Baby); and traveling with toddlers in […]

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General Interest Articles

One of the delights and challenges of being a writer is that nearly anything in life becomes an idea for an article. Here I wrote about why I collect antiques (House Beautiful); Vacation Farms as a family vacation idea and places in Central Ohio to camp inexpensively (Columbus Monthly); how to find time/places to hide away to focus on writing (Writer’s Digest); and why do we have to reset our clocks twice a year (Columbus […]

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Human Interest Articles

I meet so many amazing people in my travels. Here I got to write about an amazing German woman who befriended a Latino family and started a three-generational legacy; a young med student who finally got to meet her birth mother when she needed to know her medical history for her studies; a ninety-year-young woman named Mother of the Year; and a miracle woman who survived a fall that resulted in a broken neck. These […]

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Mother’s Day 2015

My youngest has a birthday this week. She was born the Wednesday before Mother’s Day back in – well we’ll just say the 70’s. I don’t want to get too specific for fear she may cut of my supply of grandkid time. She was my Mother’s Day gift that year. She was a gift that’s kept on giving for quite a few years now. Her twins – now about to turn legal driving age – […]

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