After losing a child, grief comes in waves, sometimes overwhelming.
“Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:6-7 If you, like me, come from a family with a history of anxiety and … Continue reading Finding Peace
Writing while stressed-out is a real drag.
As a reader of romance, both contemporary and historical, I am completely okay with the use of tropes. What's a trope? It's a commonly used literary theme or motif like 'city girl moves to the country and falls for its native son.' As Ecclesiastes says "There is no new thing under the sun." You could … Continue reading The Trouble With Tropes
Here it is folks, the alternate first chapter to The Broken Trail. If you haven't read the book, click the pic for a great deal, not just The Broken Trail for an amazingly low price, but six other full-length, Contemporary Christian Romance novels. It's free on Kindle Unlimited too. These two scenes were eventually deleted … Continue reading Bonus! Alt Chapter One From The Broken Trail
I'm in Maine this week along the southern coast in a beach house my parents rent each year for an all-family vacation. If you went to an East Coast summer camp, you would definitely recognize the place. It's all pine boards inside with slanty-floors. The bedrooms have peaked roofs and the deck sort of hangs … Continue reading A Wee Bit of Rain…
As I write this, the United States is struggling to comprehend two recent mass shootings. In one case the killer's motives are clear - he left a manifesto full of white supremacist ideas an anti-immigrant rhetoric. He killed people purposely and targeted innocent strangers for the color of their skin and their country of origin. … Continue reading A Few Thoughts
Hi folks, A Writer's Garden is one of my favorite blogs and today I got to guest post. Check it out.
Are you one of the many who avoid church on Mother's Day? Many people find the day set aside to celebrate all things 'Mom' to be emotionally painful. Maybe you've lost your mom or your relationship is complex, or you didn't have a mom, not one in the real sense. There's a lot of hurting … Continue reading It’s Okay Not To Be Okay On Mother’s Day
Welcome to Mountain Brook Ink's 2018 Holiday Blog Tour! We're so excited you've decided to join us on this journey of family, friends, traditions, and memories over the next month. You as our reader have done so much to pour into our lives, and this season we want to give back to you with insights … Continue reading 2018 Holiday Blog Tour Stop #8 Christmas in New England