Never in Nomad Land with Jesus

Never in Nomad Land with Jesus

The film, Nomadland, won the 2020 Academy Award for best picture and is based on the non-fiction book Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century by Jessica Bruder. The film starred Frances McDormand (also a producer) and is directed by Chloe Zhao. It is...
Emotional Trauma: Will You Choose a Band-Aid or Stitches?

Emotional Trauma: Will You Choose a Band-Aid or Stitches?

“I just need a band-aid – a butterfly bandage!” That was the sobbing plead being made by a 10-year-old daughter. She had been at a friend’s house playing and her mom had just washed and waxed the kitchen floor. The girls had an idea. What if we got pillowcases...
The Desperate: Reflections on Growing Up in Las Vegas

The Desperate: Reflections on Growing Up in Las Vegas

I grew up in what’s called an “oasis in the desert” – Las Vegas, Nevada. Las Vegas actually means “the meadows” because of the underground water found deep in the ground and had been the stopping place for pioneers and trains before they made their last push to reach...