PROFILE IN LOVE: Talented musician, best-selling author, adoption activist and Mom— Deanna Jones’ story is one you’ll never forget

Deanna Jones - family

Late one Saturday evening last Spring, my husband and I had already settled in for the night.  He was watching TV and I was aimlessly web-surfing, reading Facebook status updates, when one photo caught my attention.  There, smiling on my screen, was a photo of a beautiful blonde woman cuddling with several African-American children.  She was my FB friend, sure enough, but who was she and how had we met?Curious, I read Deanna Jones’ profile for the first time.  I checked her websites—two of th … [Read more...]

HEARTSONGS: The Story of Matti Stepanek Will Knock Your Socks Off

Mattie - Messenger

Requiem in SeaOh, to call the conch my home . . .Stormy-smoothed tunnels ofKaleidoscope walls spiraling intoPearl-shimmered dyes,Ever-changing with the lightOf the sun, of the moon,Of the tide, and the gloaming,And surging, and sighing,Of the sea . . .Of that spaceThat calls to meBeyond the Polished Pier,Beyond the now, and here.Echo of ocean breath,Silhouette of Light,Indescribable descriptionPassing, mortal … [Read more...]