Guest Interview: Sandra Ardoin

Guest Interview: Sandra Ardoin

Q: When did you know you wanted to be a writer? A: Writing is something that was in the back of my mind since elementary school, but I was always too afraid to put my imagination on paper for someone else to find. I finally took a creative writing class when I was in my […]

The Money Jar - by Sandra Merville Hart

The Money Jar – by Sandra Merville Hart

“Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.” Luke 6:38 When I was about nine, my dad gave each of his children an old Mason jar to […]

Guest Interview - Yvonne Lehman

Guest Interview – Yvonne Lehman

I am thrilled to have Yvonne Lehman as a guest this week on my blog. She is a beloved author and founder of the Blue Ridge Mountain Christian Writers Conference. Please enjoy reading about her journey as a writer as she encourages us. If you leave a comment, you will have a chance to win […]

What God Thinks of Frienemies.

What God Thinks of Frienemies.

“After Job had said these things to Job, he said to Eliphaz the Temanite, “I am angry with you and your two friends, because you have not spoken of me what is right, as my servant Job has. So now take seven bulls and seven rams and go to my servant Job and sacrifice a […]

Camaraderie of sorrows, fellowship of sadness.

Camaraderie of sorrows, fellowship of sadness.

“How I long for the months gone by, for the days when God watched over me, when His lamp shone upon my head and by His light I walked through darkness! Oh for the days when I was in my prime, when God’s intimate friendship blessed my house.” Job: 29: 2-4 I hit the replay […]

I love lakes.

I love lakes.

From the brilliant ribbon of blue than would slash through the pine trees when in childhood we drove to Lake Tahoe, I would have stirrings of anticipation. Later discovering the northern lakes of Michigan I remember, the transparent aqua blue green water of Torch Lake in Michigan, and my mouth unconsciously forms the word, “VACATION.” […]

The Only Voice – 9/11 Anniversary 2014

What can you say about the cruelest tragedy ever to overtake this great country? Who can a person even begin to make sense of the aeronautic bomb rammed into the Twin Towers, workers fleeing Manhattan like third world refugees, family and friends begging the media to post a photo of their loved ones, the president […]

We Are God’s Workmanship

We Are God’s Workmanship

Ephesian 2:12 “We are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus…” Flat, I thought as I bent my ear to the mandolin strings. Can’t tune it here, I’ll just listen. As a newcomer to the group I decided to sit on the sidelines and enjoy the Saturday morning Bluegrass jam session. These regular jam sessions are […]

Never, never never give up.

Never, never never give up.

It’s thick, dressed in a white cover and with stylized black printing announcing the title. Inside is parked five years of my life as I pretended to live in another’s shoes, move to an imaginary town and step into another life. I am looking at the proof copy of my novel. First novel. How did […]