Stephen and Elizabeth Hopkins – Mayflower Survivors

The Stephen Hopkins Family traveled to Plymouth, MA on the Mayflower in 1620. Stephen and Elizabeth are one of the more famous and fascinating pair among the eighteen couples on board. Stephen traveled with his second wife, Elizabeth Fisher Hopkins, and three children. Elizabeth was pregnant with a fourth child when they boarded the ship. This was Stephen’s second cross-Atlantic voyage; all the more impressive considering he was shipwrecked for ten months on his first trip. […]

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William and Dorothy Bradford – Mayflower Voyagers

William and Dorothy Bradford were among the eighteen couples on the famous 1620 Mayflower voyage from England to New England. History has preserved a great deal of information about this Separatist couple since Dorothy’s husband, father, and grandfather were all involved in various religious movements that made the history books. These groups  objected to the practices and doctrines of the Established Church of England in the 1500 and 1600s. That history, combined with the Dorothy’s […]

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Beth Splaine – Devil’s Grace

Devil’s Grace: Inspired by the Light…and two real-life medical errors According to a 2012 study completed at Johns Hopkins, over 250,000 people die each year from medical error. Since then, that figure has been hotly debated for many reasons. Most prominent is the question: How is medical error defined? Is it an adverse, avoidable event that leads to death? A procedure that should have been done, but wasn’t? If an adverse event occurs but the […]

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Nancie Laird Young & Family Life

Nancie and I are both alumni of the When Words Count Retreat book publishing program. We’ve so far only connected via e-mail and phone, but the shared experience at WWCR and having the same publisher is a powerful bond. Welcome to How Wise Then, Nancie. Getting It Right The cognitive psychologist Elizabeth Spelke says, “It’s not about being right. It’s about getting it right.” Kathryn knew The Mayflower Chronicles required extensive research to ensure the […]

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David Bowles – RV Writing

I met David at one of the many Houston Writers events. I was fascinated with his tales about being an RV writer, traveling the country doing research for his books and captivating audiences along the way with his stories. Thanks for dropping by this week to tell us about your RV writing on wheels life. My four-year-old dog Becka and I live and travel full-time in an RV, telling and writing the stories of the […]

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