It was the last night he would be one, this grandson of mine, so I cradled him extra close as I rocked and whispered, "Whose birthday is it tomorrow?" He popped the ba out of his mouth and smiled, "Mimi's." Then he flashed me one[..]
I spoke with a soldier friend of mine today. He's an active-duty soldier who has served several tours of duty in Iraq. He is also somebody who grew up in war-torn Sudan. He remembers when he was a child how his homeland was[..]
"Our Father who art in Heaven," I prayed, even as a little boy in Sudan, "hallowed be thy name." I was baptized as a child and learned about God and his will and his Kingdom in Catholic schools. I have always believed that[..]
Author/Journalist Karen Spears Zacharias is a Georgia native and a Gold Star daughter. Her work has been featured in the Washington Post, New York Times, CNN, National Public Radio, and Good Morning America. Her debut novel, Mother of Rain (Mercer University Press), received the Weatherford Award for Best in Appalachian Fiction from Berea College and was adapted for the stage by Georgia's Historic State Theater, The Springer. She and her husband make their home in Deschutes County, Oregon.
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