I started writing When the River Won’t Flow in 2014 while living in the Sonoran Desert of Arizona when we were having trouble finding a church home. You can read about that here: When the River Won’t Flow: Wanting a Seat in the Pew

I fell in love with Arizona. We enjoyed our years there. It was where my husband grew up & lived most of his life. I am so thankful that he & I moved there so that I could share the things that he loved so well. We had some fantastic adventures and some breathtaking trips.

After about six years, he thought moving us back to my home state might be wise. There was a significant age difference between us, and he thought such a move was prudent.

So, in September 2018, we moved across the country to my home state. The move itself was rough. Truth be told, although we mostly recovered from the movers’ disaster, there are still things that have never been put right.

But for me, that is spilled milk. We moved into a house built in 1855. There are still portions of it that have yet to be tamed. There are also portions of it that need to be rebuilt. But it is a good house, and thank you, Jesus, it is my husband’s and my last house.

I would be honored if you would follow my blog.  Please notice the words in white under the cover picture of the sunset:

  • Home is the default page where the latest blog post hangs out.
  • Books is where you can read blog posts about various books I found of interest. 
  • Navigation Tips are surprisingly just that. Check them out! They tell you multiple ways to discover a subject of interest.

I was publishing weekly blog posts on Tuesdays and Fridays at approximately 1:00 p.m. Eastern time. Of late, I have hardly written much at all. This spring and summer, I have a calendar overflowing with visitors, trips, and other events, which may cause gaps in my ability to write a new blog post. I mean to rectify that, but I ask you to bear with me.

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Many thanks to you all!

Ann Miko
February 17, 2023