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, 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

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!

Lost: a short story

Looking out the window, Maeve sees a flower bed exploding with colour. Pink, yellow, white, bright orange. Long stemmed flowers waving in the breeze. A meandering brick path leading to the hills beyond the gate of the neat yard. Hills calling out to be climbed. A sunny blue-sky day. Sighing she let the curtain fall…… Continue reading Lost: a short story

Toward a place of peace

God’s peace alone can solve the problems the people of this world experience. I realize that is a bold statement but it is true nonetheless. All other kinds of peace are dependent on circumstance and the limited understanding of man but God’s peace is beyond understanding. “And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding,…… Continue reading Toward a place of peace

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