GRUDGES

GRUDGES

I discovered this week how easily grudges can form without us even knowing it. Words and actions can be misconstrued, putting a strain on a relationship. The first hint of the problem came when I received a barrage of negative FB messages from my friend. I was...
A BIT OF REASSURANCE

A BIT OF REASSURANCE

Do you ever need a bit of reassurance that God’s still near? When the storms of life hit and He feels so far away, is He here? Every year Bluebirds nest in a box outside our dining room window. With an average of two clutches a year, over the past twelve years,...
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...