J. Grant, Jr. Swank

J. Grant Swank, Jr. is an author, artist, and pastor. He has served at Nazarene churches across North America and currently lives in Windham, Maine, with his wife Priscilla. He has three children, Crystal, Heidi, and Jay.

Works by this author

Language: English

Herald of Holiness - April 1, 1986

William E. McCumber
Eugene L. Stowe
Frank W. Morley
Irmgard L. Williams
E. Ruth Glover
James R. Stagg
Raymond C. Kratzer
James Lee West
Gail Palmer Harris
Rene' Escalante
Gwen Rice Clark
Alice Hansche Mortenson
Joyce Roner
Ross Hayslip
Donnie Saxe
Kenneth L. Dodge
M. V. Scutt
J. Grant, Jr. Swank
Al Truesdale
George Lyons
Evelyn Stenbock Ditty
Daniel Hays
Three white daffodils behind clear textured glass.

IN THIS ISSUE:
2 Resurrection and Revival, General Superintendent: Eugene L. Stowe
3 The Normal Christian Life, Frank W. Morley
4 Letters
5 Dollars that Made a Difference, Irmgard L. Williams
5 Eyes to See, Ears to Hear (a Poem), Ruth Glover
6 A New Home Mission Frontier, James R. Staggs
7 The Significance of the Insignificant, Raymond C. Kratzer
8 A Job Well Done, James Lee West
9 He Will Come Again (a Poem), Gail Palmer Harris
9 Chaplains and Changed Lives, René Escalante

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Herald of Holiness - August 15, 1984

William E. McCumber
William M. Greathouse
Earl C. Wolf
William Walter DeBolt
Morris Chalfant
J. Grant, Jr. Swank
Steve Cooley
J. B. Maclagan
Merle Lamprecht
John W. May
Aubrey W. Curry
Geraldine Nicholas
Timothy D. Singell
G. R. "Scott" Cundiff
Jean Hogan Dudley
Herbert McGonigle
Alice Hansche Mortenson
Dale E. Jones
Jack M. Scharn
C. Neil Strait
Leslie Wooten
People from the Black Churchman's Conference gathered in a plaza in front of the center.
Black Churchman's Conference see pages 24-25

IN THIS ISSUE:
2 Gifts and Fruit, General Superintendent: William M. Greathouse
3 Building Our Own Gallows, Earl C. Wolf
3 The Faithful Few (a Poem), William Walter DeBolt
4 Letters
5 He Died From Having Nothing to Do, Morris Chalfant
6 The Church within the Church, J. Grant Swank, Jr.
7 Nazarene Roots: Youth and the Church, Steve Cooley
8 A Last Message to the Church, J. B. Maclagan
9 In the Hotel Lounge (a Poem), Merle Lamprecht
10 The Grand Exchange, John W. May
11 Grandma’s Rocking Chair (a Poem), Aubrey W. Curry

English
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Herald of Holiness - December 15, 1986

William E. McCumber
Charles Strickland
Lois Blanchard Eades
Neil Hightower
J. Grant, Jr. Swank
Anonymous
Ray Hendrix
Marie Butler
Lucile Waer
Robert L. Blakely
Stan Ingersol
E. Ruth Glover
Hal M. von Stein
William M. Greathouse
Pauline E. Spray
Joyce A. Chandler
An arrangement of a white poinsettia, a Bible, and purple taper candles on evergreen branches dusted with snow..

IN THIS ISSUE:
2 Christmas – Its Personal Message, General Superintendent: Charles H. Strickland
3 Christmas Sonnets, Lois Blanchard Eades
4 Letters
5 Christmas Song Produces, Neil E. Hightower
6 Every Day is Christmas, J. Grant Swank, Jr.
8 Christmas: A Time for Reconciliation, Anonymous
9 “Because You Gave…”, Ray Hendrix
10 The Intercession, Marie Butler
10 If at Christmas (a Poem), Lucile Waer
11 Nazarene Roots: Christmas in Kishorganj, 1929, Stan Ingersol

English
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Herald of Holiness - December 15, 1987

William E. McCumber
Neil Hightower
Dorothy Tarrant
Stan Ingersol
Harold I. Smith
C. Neil Strait
J. Grant, Jr. Swank
Jack Conn
Carolyn Merrifield Eliseuson
Betty Ross
David J. Felter
Roy Stults
Jerald Johnson
Mildred Gibson
Juanita Buchanan
Sara Ann DuBose
E. Ruth Glover
Lucille Gardner
Merle Lamprecht
Charles Hastings Smith
Two children with wonder on their faces, Mary, Joseph, Baby Jesus, and an angel in hazy silhouette.
"On those living in the land of the shadow of death a light has dawned." Isaiah 9: 2, NIV/ Christmas: An Opportunity to Make a Difference/ In the Fullness of Time/ One Christmas I Met an Angel/ "Nothin'... With Sugar on It"

ARTICLES
4 In the Fullness of Time, Neil E. Hightower
5 The Hardest Time of the Year, Dorothy Tarrant
6 Christmas: An Opportunity to Make a Difference, Harold Ivan Smith
7 Advent, C. Neil Strait
8 One Christmas I Met An Angel, J. Grant Swank, Jr.
10 Walk With the Wind, Jack Conn
12 “Nothin’… With Sugar on It”, Carolyn Merrifield
13 Merry Xmas, Betty Ross
14 Training Now - More Than Ever!, David J. Felter
20 Incredible Love, Roy Stults

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Herald of Holiness - December 15, 1988

William E. McCumber
J. Grant, Jr. Swank
Curt Bowers
Ruth Wood Vaughn
Michael Christensen
J. Michael Curry
Donna Gilbert
C. Neil Strait
William Goodman
Alice Hansche Mortenson
Sara Ann DuBose
Mark R. Littleton
E. Ruth Glover
Raymond W. Hurn
Al Truesdale
Lorene Whittington
Stan Ingersol
Scott Meador
Connie Unknown
A Christmas arrangement of red and white poinsettias, two white taper candles, a violin, and a sheet music of Silent Night.

ARTICLES
4 Christmas Kindnesses, J. Grant Swank, Jr.
6 Happy Birthday, Randi, Curt Bowers
7 My Greatest Treasure, Ruth Wood Vaughn
10 Joey’s Christmas, Michael J. Christensen
12 Restitution Brought Peace, J. Michael Curry
14 Empty Arms, Donna Gilbert
18 How Is A Heritage Preserved?, C. Neil Strait
19 Say “No” To Alcohol Ads, William Goodman

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Herald of Holiness - February 1, 1983

William E. McCumber
Orville Jenkins
Edouard Lawlor
Morris Chalfant
A. Brent Cobb
John J. Hancock
Pearl O. Burnside McKinney
Kathleen D. Bailey
C. Neil Strait
Pascal Belew
Mabel P. Adamson
Mark D. Marvin
William Goodman
Ethel G. Bemis
Robert E. Maner
Marguerite S. Digby
J. Grant, Jr. Swank
Evelyn Stenbock Ditty
W. D. Huffman
A creek coming down from a mountain surrounded by snow and ice.
"...he who waters will himself be watered." (Proverbs 11:25, NASB)

IN THIS ISSUE:
2 Channels of Rivers, General Superintendent: Orville W. Jenkins
3 Simultaneous Revivals ’83, Edward Lawlor
4 Letters
5 Lincoln’s Transparent Honesty, Morris Chalfant
6 I Saw the International Church, Brent Cobb
8 The Joy of Revival, John J. Hancock
9 My Daily Prayer and Gentle Power (A poem), Pearl Burnside McKinney
10 The Best Beginning, Kathleen D. Bailey
11 The Higher Reference, C. Neil Strait
12 Christian Perfection, Pascal P. Belew
13 The Name of Jesus (A poem), Mabel P. Adamson

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Herald of Holiness - February 15, 1983

William E. McCumber
V. H. Lewis
Michael B. Ross
Kenneth Vogt
Bernice C. Heisler
John L. Knight
L. Thurl Mann
Jennifer Riggs
Valkyrie Murphy
Steve Cooley
J. Grant, Jr. Swank
Geraldine Nicholas
Yvan Beals
Forrest Nash
Jerry McCant
Harold I. Smith
Albert J. Lown
Bill Vaughn
Evelyn Stenbock Ditty
Rose Goble
A portrait of Roy T. Williams
R.T. Williams See The Editor's Standpoint pg. 18/ Portrait by John E. Reed, in the R. T. Williams Holiness Collection at Bethany Nazarene College.

IN THIS ISSUE:
2 Where is the “Front Line”?, General Superintendent: V. H. Lewis
3 The Christian Family and the Revival Meeting, Michael B. Ross
4 Letters
5 Scapegoat Thinking, Kenneth Vogt
5 Noble Book (a Poem), Bernice C. Heisler
6 Revivals: The Nazarene Way of Life, John L. Knight
7 I Believe in Revivals, L. Thurl Mann
7 A Little Church (a Poem), Jennifer Riggs
8 Do You Know Him?, Valkyrie Murphy
9 Nazarene Roots: The Beginning of a Tennessee Holiness Preacher; Steve Cooley
10 The Great Awareness, J. Grant Swank. Jr.

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Herald of Holiness - January 15, 1985

William E. McCumber
Jerald Johnson
J. Kenneth Grider
Terrell C. Sanders, Jr.
Al Truesdale
J. Grant, Jr. Swank
Steve Cooley
Morris A. Weigelt
E. Ruth Glover
Mark D. Marvin
Roxana Hinton
Mary Frances Cass
Mabel P. Adamson
Robert "Bob" A. Mitchell
Roy Austin
Lola M. Williams
Evelyn Stenbock Ditty
Irene Adams
The outside brick wall of a church with three stained glass windows and a white cross in the gable.
Seminary Sunday, January 27, 1985

IN THIS ISSUE:
2 Our Heritage Assured, General Superintendent: Jerald D. Johnson
3 Why Do They Go From Here?, J. Kenneth Grider
4 Letters
5 Jesus, Our Sanctifier, Terrell C. Sanders, Jr.
6 What Is A Seminary?, Albert L. Truesdale
8 Not A Kindergarten!, J. Grant Swank, Jr.
9 Nazarene Roots: Caravans and Camping, Steve Cooley
10 Dramatic Failures, Morris A. Weigelt
11 Whiter Shall I Flee? (a Poem), E. Ruth Glover
12 Super-Christian, Mark D. Marvin
13 The Miracle of the Cabbage Patch, Roxana Hinton

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Herald of Holiness - July 15, 1988

Robert E. Maner
Garland Wallace
Nelson F. Sheets
Albert J. Lown
Barry E. Swanson
John F. Hay
J. Grant, Jr. Swank
Carolyn Merrifield Eliseuson
Lynn Cashen Robertson
Joyce A. Chandler
E. Ruth Glover
Ruth Y. Adkins
Aleta Harris
A black and orange butterfly on yellow flowers with a blue background.
Music Hath Charms/ Buddha's Bones/ Living with Dying/ Church of the Nazarene

ARTICLES
4 Revivals - Are They Worth It?, Robert E. Maner
5 Observations of a Concerned Pastor, Garland Wallace
7 O, Let Me Boast In My God!, Nelson F. Sheets
8 Music Hath Charms, Albert J. Lown
9 Linking Generations with Song, Barry E. Swanson
10 Sanctification Then and Now, John F. Hay
12 Doing More than Cope, J. Grant Swank, Jr.
14 Buddha’s Bones, Carolyn Merrifield Eliseuson
16 Living With Dying, Lynn Cashen Robertson

POEMS
6 Master Plan, Joyce A. Chandler
17 Every Valley Shall Be Exalted, E. Ruth Glover

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Herald of Holiness - March 1, 1983

William E. McCumber
Jerald Johnson
Neil Wiseman
Joseph D. Wright
Bernice C. Heisler
Raymond W. Hurn
D. L. Huffman
Nancy Baldwin
Ross Hayslip
T. Larry Davis
Melvin Shrout
J. Grant, Jr. Swank
Mabel P. Adamson
Arlene Chenoweth
Catherine Lawton
Dorothy Boone Kidney
Evelyn Stenbock Ditty
Jerome Richardson
William Goodman
Virginia A. Copling
James Turner
Bertha Munro
A painting of a wooded landscape with mountains in the distance mirrored in still waters.
I.D. Ullswater Westmorland, England

IN THIS ISSUE:
2 The Church and its Social Concern, General Superintendent: Jerald D. Johnson
3 Revivals – “Without Me You Can Do Nothing”, Neil B. Wiseman
4 Letters
5 Needed – Revival, Joseph D. Wright
5 Master Pilot (a Poem), Bernice C. Heisler
6 A Shopping Mall Church – An Interview between Raymond Hurn and D.L. Huffman
8 Iowa Muscatiners Minister to Migrants, Nancy Baldwin
9 Involved in Salvation, Ross W. Hayslip
10 A Small Miracle, T. Larry Davis
11 The Return of the Deaconess, Melvin Shrout

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Herald of Holiness - March 15, 1983

William E. McCumber
Charles Strickland
Ruth Gibson
Albert J. Lown
Don J. Gibson
Sue Kruse
Ernie McNaught
Steve Cooley
J. Grant, Jr. Swank
Ross Hayslip
L. Guy Nees
Harold I. Smith
Sharon Herington
Evelyn Stenbock Ditty
Morris Chalfant
Ben Benson
C. Neil Strait
Ronald Adkins
A newborn baby with dark hair wrapped in a pink blanket.
See "What Good is Wide Open if No One Walks In?" Page 3

IN THIS ISSUE:
2 Springtime – Renewal Time, General Superintendent: Charles H. Strickland
3 What Good Is Wide Open If No One Walks In?, Ruth Gibson
4 Letters
5 The Priority of Prayer, Albert J. Lown
6 Bridges of Love for Revival, Don J. Gibson
7 “Lovest Thou Me?” (Poem), Sue Kruse
8 Enter – The King!, Ernest McNaught
9 Nazarene Roots Home Missions in a Colorado Soddie, 1916; Steve Cooley
10 Palm Sunday Parade, J. Grant Swank, Jr.
11 Jesus Is Your Affair, Ross W. Hayslip
12 Impressions of China, L. Guy Nees

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Herald of Holiness - March 15, 1987

William E. McCumber
Charles Strickland
Lola M. Williams
Paul T. Culbertson
E. Ruth Glover
Ralph A. Mickel
Jack Conn
Stan Ingersol
Lillian Johnston
Frances B. Erickson
Nina Beegle
Allen A. Bennett
Don Frye
J. Grant, Jr. Swank
Connie Unknown
Susan Downs
Jane Kristoffersen
M. V. Scutt
Arthur Parrish
C. William Parsons
White blossoms on a tree.

IN THIS ISSUE:
2 Faith on Trial, General Superintendent: Charles H. Strickland
3 Preparedness, Lola M. Williams
4 Letters
5 No Price Tag, Paul T. Culbertson
6 Heavenly Hand-out, E. Ruth Glover
6 When Agape Love is Wrong, Ralph A. Mickel
8 Double Your Thrills, Jack Conn
9 Nazarene Roots: Projecting the Word of Grace, Stan Ingersol
10 Reflections of the Son, Lillian Johnston
11 Reunion, Frances B. Erickson
12 Three Strikes Was Not an Out, Nina Beegle
13 Hope, Allen A. Bennett
13 “Because You Gave…”, Don Frye

English
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Herald of Holiness - March 15, 1988

William E. McCumber
Stan Meek
Frank G. Carver
Robert H. Scott
Michael Christensen
J. Grant, Jr. Swank
Morris Chalfant
J. Ray Shadowens
John D. Wilcox
Jeanne Barbasiewicz Hoogstad
E. Ruth Glover
Charles Hastings Smith
Richard A. Miller
Charles Strickland
Jeanne Burges
Robert Shephard
White lily with a purple background
Nothing Can Separate Us from the Love of God/ "Receive the Holy Spirit"/ Patience in Prayer/ Church of the Nazarene

ARTICLES
4 Making Christianity Credible, Stan Meek
6 “Receive the Holy Spirit”, Frank G. Carver
7 A Continuing Story, Robert H. Scott
8 Nothing Can Separate Us from the Love of God, Michael J. Christensen
10 Patience in Prayer, J. Grant Swank, Jr.
12 Our Comforting Attorney, Morris Chalfant
14 “Grace” Sings It All, J. Ray Shadowens
16 The New Age… The Old Lie, John D. Wilcox

English
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Herald of Holiness - May 15, 1984

William E. McCumber
Jerald Johnson
Lawrence Walker
Albert J. Lown
Herbert McGonigle
Trish Jackson
George Sharpe
Steve Cooley
Harold B. Hoyt
Joyce L. Gaddy
Merril S. William
June Wetzel
J. Grant, Jr. Swank
Bob Quanstrom
R. L. Grauman
John W. May
E. Ruth Glover
Richard S. Taylor
Evelyn Stenbock Ditty
Eva Finch
Lyle Pointer
A stained glass image of a white dove against a blue globe superimposed three times against a blue background.
Pentecost Sunday June 10

IN THIS ISSUE:
2 First Things First, General Superintendent: Jerald D. Johnson
3 Keepers of the Flame or Guardians of the Ashes?, Lawrence Walker
4 Letters
5 The Christ I Confess, Albert J. Lown
6 A Manifesto for Revival, Herbert McGonigle
7 More of You (a Poem), Trish Jackson
8 Purity with Privilege, George Sharpe
9 Nazarene Roots: An Anniversary Sermon, Steve Cooley
10 Have We Missed the Mark?, Harold B. Hoyt
11 Creation’s Song (a Poem), Joyce L. Gaddy
12 The Need for Moral Surgery, Merrill S. Williams

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Herald of Holiness - November 15, 1986

William E. McCumber
Eugene L. Stowe
William Goodman
Morris Chalfant
Gwen Rodgers
Helen Temple
Harol D. Wright
Allen A. Bennett
J. Grant, Jr. Swank
Stan Ingersol
Jerry McCant
Jerry D. Lambert
Frances Simpson
R. Guilford, Jr. Fitz
Majorie E. Jensen
Carolyn Merrifield Eliseuson
Two taper candles with a basket of produce and a communion tray with a cross on top in the background.

IN THIS ISSUE:
2 Harvest Now!, General Superintendent: Eugene L. Stowe
3 The Faces of Hunger, William Goodman
4 Letters
5 The 10-Shilling Word, Morris Chalfant
5 Giving Thanks (a Poem), Gwen Rodgers
6 Thanksgiving Offering – The Heartbeat of the Church, Helen F. Temple
7 Happy Thanksgiving, Harol D. Wright
7 Doing Thanks (a Poem), Allen A. Bennett
8 Faith in the Fracture, J. Grant Swank, Jr.
9 Nazarene Roots: Ordained to Serve, Stan Ingersol
10 Such Hallowed Fellowship, Jerry W. McCant

English
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Herald of Holiness - November 15, 1987

William E. McCumber
Charles Strickland
Raymond C. Kratzer
Oval L. Stone
L. Guy Nees
Jaime Kratz
Connie Unknown
J. Grant, Jr. Swank
Stan Ingersol
Sam Lever
Artie Whitworth
Morris Chalfant
Geraldine Nicholas
C. Dale German
Aleta Harris
Lois Blanchard Eades
Jesse L. Buchanan
A Bible opened to Psalms with two orange taper candles with a bouquet of mums and gourds.

IN THIS ISSUE:
2 Lest We Forget, General Superintendent: Charles H. Strickland
3 The Eternal Adequacy, Raymond C. Kratzer
4 Letters
5 Searching For Your Heart, Oval L. Stone
6 Compassion at the Local Level, L. Guy Nees
7 “Because You Gave…”, Jaime Kratz, Sr.
7 Entering into His Gates (a Poem), Connie
8 Freedom in the Fire, J. Grant Swank, Jr.
9 Nazarene Roots: Appointed to Lead: The First District Superintendents, Stan Ingersol
10 A Missionary Looks at Matthew 5:5, Sam Lever

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Herald of Holiness - October 15, 1985

William E. McCumber
John A. Knight
John W. May
Bill M. Sullivan
Gordon Chilvers
Linda K. Mowery
Ann E. Gaines
Steve Cooley
M. H. Rozzell
Benneth Dudney
Herbert McGonigle
Geraldine Nicholas
J. Grant, Jr. Swank
Verla A. Mooth
James D. Hamilton
Ernie Gray
The skyline of Chicago in the 1980s with Lake Michigan with many sailboats anchored.
Chicago Skyline; Chicago Association of Commerce and Industry/ Thrust to the Cities, Chicago '86

IN THIS ISSUE:
2 The Thanksgiving Tradition, General Superintendent: John A. Knight
3 Hazards to Holy Living, John W. May
4 Letters
5 Chicago, O Chicago, Bill M. Sullivan
6 His Prayer Is Always Effective, Gordon Chilvers
7 He Is Here! (a Poem), Linda Kay Mowery
8 Shocked At 62, Ann E. Gaines
9 Nazarene Roots: The Call of Susan Fitkin, Steve Cooley
10 How Soon Will Christ Return?, M. H. Rozzell
11 “Because You Gave…”, Publications International
12 Ablaze For God – “Good Mr. Grimshaw”, Herbert McGonigle

English
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Herald of Holiness - October 15, 1986

William E. McCumber
Jerald Johnson
Donna L. Mengel
Kenneth Vogt
William J. Prince
E. Ruth Glover
Sandy Sisler
Barbara J. Jones
William D. Reid
Randy Beckum
Stan Ingersol
Dave Hoddy
Viola Jacobson Berg
Carl B. Haddix
J. Grant, Jr. Swank
Evelyn Stenbock Ditty
Mack Armstrong
An old man sits on a stone bench reading a book by a light post under vibrant orange-leaved trees.

IN THIS ISSUE:
2 The Hallowed Fellowship, General Superintendent: Jerald D. Johnson
3 An Election Day Promise, Donna L. Mengel
4 Letters
5 God Is Making a Purpose, Kenneth Vogt
6 Giving For World Evangelism, William J. Prince
6 The Woman at the Well (a Poem), E. Ruth Glover
7 “Because You Give…”, Sandy Sisler
8 The God of Abraham and Sarah, Barbara Jones
9 A Needy Boy, a Caring Church, William D. Reid
10 An Inheritance in This Land, Randy Beckum
11 Nazarene Roots: Thoughts on the European War, 1914, Stan Ingersol

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Herald of Holiness - September 1, 1988

William E. McCumber
B. Edgar Johnson
R. Guilford, Jr. Fitz
J. Melton Thomas
J. Ray Shadowens
John W. May
Barth Smith
J. Grant, Jr. Swank
Angela McKee
Lillian George Barrows
Jayne Schooler
Alice Crane Behr
Jerald Johnson
Dorothy Tarrant
William Goodman
Lonnie B. Friend
Three hands touching a globe.
Church of the Nazarene

ARTICLES
4 God’s Managers, B. Edgar Johnson
5 The Destiny Syndrome, R. Guilford Fitz, Jr.
6 Holiness, The Adorning Grace, J. Melton Thomas
7 God’s Heart Surgery, J. Ray Shadowens
10 Up-Front Holiness Evangelism, John W. May
11 The Strength That Silence Brings, Barth Smith
12 Talking About Aids At Home, J. Grant Swank, Jr.
14 Shadowing Wings, Angela K. McKee
15 A Motorcycle Miracle, Lillian George Barrows
16 An Adoptee’s Birth Search, Jayne Schooler

POEMS
17 Almost Persuaded…, Alice Crane Behr

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