Hello, dear readers, and welcome to the blog! It can be hard to truly rest. Sometimes it seems like our lives are nothing but running here and there, accomplishing some tasks and never having enough time to accomplish everything. It's important to remember that, while God has plans and purposes for us (see Ephesians 2:10), … Continue reading Slowing Down and Appreciating Simplicity
Greetings, dear readers! I'm so glad you've stopped by. 🙂 The beginning of chapter 20 in the gospel of John relates how Mary Magdalene discovers Jesus's empty tomb, then tells Peter and John, who run to the tomb to investigate. Both Peter and John see the burial cloths of Jesus, lying where the body had … Continue reading From Death to Life
I know, I know, I've been MIA since *checks calendar* February?! Yikes. Well, time to put an end to the radio—er, blog silence! Remember my January blog post about writing goals for 2019? So far, my writing this year hasn't gone exactly as I expected—which I expected, because when does life ever go exactly the … Continue reading Geeky Books and Getting Published!
Welcome, dear readers! The ability to write isn't just for telling stories; it's also for treasuring your unique story. After losing my beloved dog in mid-2017, I couldn't seem to find my equilibrium in life. While navigating my grief, I desperately needed ways to ground myself instead of drifting in a sorrowful haze. During this … Continue reading Keeping a Sentence-a-Day Journal
Welcome, dear readers! Here's the scoop on these Book Discovery posts: they are not book reviews. Instead, the "Book Discovery" articles are meant to make us better writers by learning from the pros of published books, particularly new-and-cool books you may never have heard of. I won't be discussing any "cons" that the novels may … Continue reading Book Discovery: Fawkes by Nadine Brandes
Welcome, dear readers! Recently, I've been reading through the Gospel of John, and I'd love to share a little of that journey with you. I'd like to focus on a short passage, John 1:35-39, which is included below: The next day again John was standing with two of his disciples, and he looked at Jesus … Continue reading “What Are You Seeking?”
In the spirit of the new year, I'd like to share some of what you can expect from me and my writing in 2019! Now, I'm known for setting tons of goals and making long to-do lists that cannot possibly be accomplished in the allotted time. What can I say? I'm ambitious! And because I … Continue reading Writing Plans: What’s Up for 2019?
Those of you who've followed me for a while know that I've been a Contributing Writer for Area of Effect magazine since May 2017 (if you missed it, here's my old blog post announcement). When I first began writing for AoE, it took me a while to find my feet and get comfortable with the … Continue reading Magazines and Moving On
So, I'm about a month late giving this report, but it was actually part of a clever plan to increase your suspense! 😉 (That's my story, and I'm sticking to it.) As I predicted in my NaNo mid-month report, I did not win NaNoWriMo this year. While that's a bit disappointing, I can't be too … Continue reading NaNoWriMo 2018 Final Report
Welcome, dear readers, and Merry Christmas! Being a writer and an imaginative person, I will occasionally try to picture scenes from the Bible or imagine myself in them. Sometimes the exercise reveals new aspects of the scene that I never considered before. Last year, during the Christmas Eve service at my church, I began imagining … Continue reading “To Us a Son is Given”