Better Than Release Day

Better Than Release Day

Today is Release Day for my Civil War novel, Beyond These War-Torn Lands. What could be better? After nearly two years of research, writing, and waiting, I thought its launch would be the highlight of my week. But, it fell into second place after an amazing,...
WRITING ~ BEYOND THESE WAR-TORN LANDS

WRITING ~ BEYOND THESE WAR-TORN LANDS

Pre-Order Day for Beyond These War-Torn Lands is here! And I’m over-the-top excited! When I began writing War-Torn Lands, I had no idea I would be dealing with a bout of cancer or a pandemic. I did much of the research and writing of the novel while in the thick...
It’s Hard to be Patient

It’s Hard to be Patient

Healing takes time. I’m learning that more and more having gone through two major surgeries within the past three months. Six days into recovery, I felt good yesterday and overextended myself, Today, I’m paying the price. My mind and spirit say, “I...
MEMORIES

MEMORIES

Memories are powerful. They take us back to a time and place that has been wedged into our minds and won’t let go. Some are precious, others painful. But all are a part of the tapestry of our lives, the God-given experiences that define who we are, Twelve years...
THE ROCK Insights & Giveaway

THE ROCK Insights & Giveaway

I’m happy to have my friend and fellow author, Cara Grandle with me today, sharing some encouragement from her writing journey as well as an excerpt from her new release.  Cynthia asked me to come on her blog and share the spiritual theme of my new book…my first...
MY FIRST LOVE

MY FIRST LOVE

Do you remember your first love? Have you ever rolled back the pages of time and taken a glimpse at the younger you? This morning, I pulled an old journal from the book shelf to make room for new books. This particular journal had musings from before I met my husband...
A New Body

A New Body

I’ve never wished for a new body more than when CANCER entered my life. The past seven months have been a blur of doctor visits, tests, procedures, surgery and tough decisions. Weight loss, hair loss, fatigue, and digestive issues describe the state of this...
LOVING THE UNLOVABLE

LOVING THE UNLOVABLE

It isn’t easy loving the unlovable. When people come against us or hurt us, our first instinct is to either avoid them or lash out. In this day and age, it seems animosity and bitterness are more and more the rule. If two individuals disagree, odds are they...