Inspiration for Writers

As writers, we may feel that our most productive time is spent getting the words down. But where do we find those words to begin with? And when we are burned out and our well is dry, where can we go for inspiration? Are you a writer first? A mom? A dad? Are you a…… Continue reading Inspiration for Writers

Ten years later

This long weekend marked ten years since I finished treatment for breast cancer. A lot has changed and I am grateful for these bonus years. I am remarried to a wonderful man and my family has grown to include stepchildren, son and daughter-in-laws and many grandchildren. I have a new career as a children’s book…… Continue reading Ten years later

Building community one friendship at a time

Building community starts with being vulnerable enough to invite others into our messy, imperfect, authentic lives. Pushing the mail and homework and clutter to the end of the table to make room for food and conversation. Setting aside expectations and entering into heartfelt, soul stirring relationship. Risking rejection and judgement and offering ourselves up to…… Continue reading Building community one friendship at a time

Sharing special moments

Birthdays can be tricky with kids. Celebrations with family and friends can turn ugly when the other children present don’t yet understand why they aren’t also the recipient of gifts and attention. Recently we attended the birthday of a three-year-old. As she received our gift, tears ran down her four-year-old sister’s face. Our attempts at…… Continue reading Sharing special moments

Investing in our stories

The same spirit that drives a writer to take a hybrid or indie approach to publishing can lead to the decision to take on every facet of publishing single-handedly. Writing, editing, formatting and cover design can be done independently depending on the writer’s abilities but there is an argument to be made for partnering with…… Continue reading Investing in our stories

A Season of Rejuvenation

Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com Spring has arrived as it does every year and the change of season is cause to celebrate. As I walked around town recently with my daughter and four-year-old granddaughter, (who stopped for a good splash in every puddle), we commented on the new murals painted in store windows. People seemed…… Continue reading A Season of Rejuvenation

Creativity in Marketing

I was struck recently by the concept of imagination. Why did God give us an imagination? One reason, perhaps, is to fuel our creativity. To allow us to think more broadly and give us a chance to consider things we might not have considered if we were to think logically all the time. The gifts…… Continue reading Creativity in Marketing

Living in peace through restoration

With everything that’s going on in our world the idea of living in peace might seem impossible. But what is impossible for man is possible with God. 2 Corinthians 13:11 says: “Finally, brothers and sisters, rejoice! Strive for full restoration, encourage one another, be of one mind, live in peace. And the God of love…… Continue reading Living in peace through restoration