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The Angels in Texas

I awoke to the news of an eight-month old girl found clinging to her drowned momma in Texas.  Rescuers were able to save the baby just moments before she and her momma would have been carried under a railroad trestle where the water would have been too high for emergency responders to save her.

There’s this line in my latest novel – “If there is any place that needs more angels, it’s earth, not heaven.” read more

Cold River of Sorrow

I took the girls to Hawaii in Sept. 2001 for their high school graduation present. We'd spent 10 days reliving the history of life with my father and the impact of war. On our last morning in Hawaii we woke to the news of the attack at the Pentagon. My girls who had never known war became the generation of people who have lived with unceasing wars ever since.

I took the girls to Hawaii in Sept. 2001 for their high school graduation present. We’d spent 10 days reliving the history of life with my father and the impact of war. On our last morning in Hawaii we woke to the news of the attack at the Pentagon. My girls who had never known war became the generation of people who have lived with unceasing wars ever since.

by Karen Spears Zacharias

On Monday, Sept. 10, 2001, my daughters and I sat beneath a banyan tree at Punchbowl National Cemetery in Hawaii and watched an aged vet buried. Gray-haired men with bent backs lifted the flag off the casket.

My daughters, raised in Oregon, and far from military installations, had never seen a military funeral. For me, the daughter of a soldier killed in action, that folded flag was entirely too familiar. read more