New adventures

Welcome to our new adventure! Like many folks, we have decided to leave city life and find some land in the hopes of being more self sustainable. We are not off grid; we are not those people! I have a deep admiration for anyone who is attempting to live that way but we know our…… Continue reading New adventures

Daring to dream

Like many high school graduates, Penelope Kildare is confronted with planning for her future. Unlike most of her peers, Penelope has Down Syndrome. Sweet and stubborn, Penelope has grown up challenging stereotypes but when she applies for college, she finds opposition lies closer to home than she ever imagined. https://read.amazon.ca/kp/embed?asin=B09QZ9987H&preview=newtab&linkCode=kpe&ref_=cm_sw_r_kb_dp_VHKNDERV75HT6M7HGZY5

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

Penelope: Chapter One

Free for readers of this website, the first chapter of my newest novel, Penelope. I hope you love reading about her as much as I enjoyed creating her story! Comment below and share! I’d love to hear what you think! CHAPTER 1 Penelope Kildare hung up her apron and marvelled again at how blessed she…… Continue reading Penelope: Chapter One

Penelope, dream chaser

What do you do when the people closest to you don’t believe in your dreams? You pursue them anyway! Penelope loves flowers. When she posts about enrolling in a horticulture program, her first obstacle is the trolls who flood her website with cruel comments. But her heart is broken when she discovers that there are…… Continue reading Penelope, dream chaser

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

Five Keys to Finding Your Purpose

Finding your purpose is crucial to living a fulfilled life. The following are five key questions that may help in the process. How well do you know yourself? Knowing yourself, what you are naturally drawn to and what areas interest you is a good initial indicator in finding your purpose. It may be an interest…… Continue reading Five Keys to Finding Your Purpose

Penelope has arrived!

Penelope: A Companion Novel to the Forged in Flames Series Penelope has been crushing stereotypes all her life. Born with Down syndrome, Penelope has always fought for the chance to prove herself. Now she has a new dream: to go to college. Convincing her family and boyfriend is her first hurdle. Facing the college admissions…… Continue reading Penelope has arrived!

Finding peace on the road

We found ourselves on the road this past week. It was a long trip and I found my mind wandering often to the topic of peace. It was everywhere. From things I was reading to podcasts to snippets of songs popping into my head, the topic was always peace and I figured God was trying…… Continue reading Finding peace on the road