Seeing is Believing
From the day Luna entered the Nelson's Christian home, they knew their foster-child had “special gifts”. Whenever she passed through the orchard gate, the world of flowers and grass for her became a realm of meadow-fairies and elves. Was this from the Divine or something more "nefarious"? Could this be a modern day Narnia? The Nelsons believe, but folks with only "religious eyes" are more skeptic. More
"Blessed are the eyes that see the things you see."
Manny and Harald Nelson, they knew their foster-child was special. As devote Christians, the elderly couple gave her a home filled with love at their cherry orchard farm in beautiful Door County, Wisconsin. Luna had a special gift, a way of seeing Nature with vision going beyond what ordinary people see. Like in the fantasy-land of Narnia, whenever Luna passed through the old iron gate at the orchard's end, she left the world of flowers, trees, and tall grass and entered the realm of meadow-fairies and elves.
With her simple Christian faith, Manny believed God to have sent Luna as a gift and that her motherly calling was to nurture the child. One day Luna would use her heavenly insight to bring blessing to all God's children.
Elsewhere, Luna's perceptions wrought a variety reactions in the tiny village of Ellison Bay. The members at the local Bible church, where the Nelsons worshiped, were of another mindset. For them, these visions weren't from God but something Evil. Suspicions grew that Sister Manny had been deceived into fostering an unholy child. Other townspeople rumored Luna to be a psychic medium, and a few New Agers even saw her as a "Star-Child", endowed with supernatural powers and possibly an Alien.
Follow Luna as she passes in and out of the magic portal, making friends with Weenah and the flower-fairies beyond the meadow and trees into the land of Entréea. Follow as Manny and Harald seek to protect her and lovingly guide her along the spiritual path. Will the folks at church or the New Agers succeed in imposing their vision of reality on this happy home? What will Luna's destiny be?
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