I Have a Dream

Monday, Jan 15

Today, we celebrate the courage, honor and foresight of a man who knew what we all must eventually learn, if we are to survive. Learning to treat others with kindness, dignity and respect is not optional. It’s life or death, for us, and for the whole planet.

The Reverend Martin Luther King’s ‘I have a dream’ speech might have been expressed in another, older way: Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.

I have a miracle to report, too. A very big one. On Saturday morning, I was sitting right here at this table in my kitchen, sipping coffee and thinking about what I would do with the day, and the telephone rang. Low and behold, it was my friend Vicki, calling to say hi and report on her husband Larry’s progress following the monumental surgery I’ve mentioned in recent blogs. There was a silence on the line, and then–it still makes me tear up just to think about it–I heard a slurred voice say, “Hello, Linda.”

It was Larry! Larry, whose tongue was removed. Larry, who might have been able to speak, thanks to a grafting process, after months of therapy. Truly, the Master stood with His hand on Larry throughout the surgery. Only one words suffices here: HALLELUJAH!!

About Linda

The daughter of a town marshal, Linda Lael Miller is a #1 New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author of more than 100 historical and contemporary novels, most of which reflect her love of the West.

Raised in Northport, Washington, Linda pursued her wanderlust, living in London and Arizona and traveling the world before returning to the state of her birth to settle down on a horse property outside Spokane.

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