For those of you who have read or saw the movie "Grapes of Wrath," this book will give you a different spin on how a devoted Christian family faced the same devastating times in the 1930's. This is a tender and endearing story of a young couple, united in love and purpose and with God's help endured and overcame desperate times and provided an Oasis of Hope to thousands in need. Don spent most of his adult life encapsulated in the materialistic infrastructure of corporate America. He majored in chemistry and physics and after graduation served as a chemical, biological and radiological staff officer in the military. After Military service he spent most of his career in the Aerospace, Computer Integration and Telecommunication Industries. He is the recipient of two patent awards and published several technical papers. He never had any journalistic ambitions, or an urge to write, until he surrendered his life to Jesus Christ. Over the past ten years Don has served in many church positions, but his favorite has always been evangelism. About ten years ago Don started writing devotional papers to friends and family. After several months he was ask to write for four churches and an International Christian publication. People seemed to like his simplistic and conversational style of devotions. Don met his wife, Darla, while attending the University of Oklahoma. They have been blessed with three wonderful children and five grandchildren.