encouraging people

A Prayer at Christmas for the Disconnected

A Prayer at Christmas for the Disconnected

Christmas hits the newcomer hard when roots are shallow and short, and the new community we’ve been plopped down in, is cold. If only my family was here, you say to yourself, then I could enter into the holidays with joy. I remember the sadness when my husband and I lived in Wheaton, Illinois. My husband was […]

The Only Voice - 9/11 Anniversary 2017

The Only Voice – 9/11 Anniversary 2017

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 […]

A Heart Set Free - by Janet Grunst

A Heart Set Free – by Janet Grunst

I am so excited to have Janet on my blog today. She is a remarkable person who never gave up her writing dream, even after 31 year. I met Janet at the Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference and found out that even though she lives in Virginia and I live in North Carolina, we […]

Drain The Swamp

Drain The Swamp

I pray for a clean heart, God. “Drain the swamp,” is a national cry that was directed towards the corrupt politicians in Washington D.C. during our last national election. Both parties seem to be up to a lot of mischief as they freely spend taxpayer money and write laws that go against our consciences. It’s […]

The Golden Egg

The Golden Egg

Some weeks a guy just needs that golden egg. My grandson, one of the three Musketeers, had that kind of a week and on Easter he found that shiny metallic object while on an egg hunt with his cousins and siblings. It gleamed with all it’s glitter glory in the sunlight, a specimen to behold. […]

Dead Calm, Bone Dry

Dead Calm, Bone Dry

I’m so happy to spotlight the latest adventure book by Eddie Jones. Jones is the publisher of Lighthouse Publishing and a fantastic YA and middle grade author in his own right. He has a passion to reach boys and help them become readers. I know his newest book, Dead Calm, Bone Dry will excite the […]

Writing is not glamorous except in the movies.

Writing is not glamorous except in the movies.

I recently talked to a doctor who was intrigued that I had written a couple of books. “Where do you write,” he asked? He told me he’s fascinating with where a novel is created. He cited one famous author who writes on trains and another who types manuscripts with a complete white room- nothing on […]

Does God Sing To Us?

Does God Sing To Us?

I was half asleep when I heard the music. In my semi-awake state, I lay in bed, tried to recognize if it was a chorus of people singing or an ensemble of low pitched brass instruments. As someone who has had experience singing in choirs and playing in orchestras, I can pinpoint kinds of instruments. […]