Around this time last year, I tried my hand at microfiction with The Writer Magazine’s 100-word contest. I don’t consider myself a fiction writer but, with time and a $10 entry fee to spare, I thought “Why not?!” So color me shocked when I finished as 1 of 50 semi-finalists. Ok. Not bad. Was I … Continue reading “Why Not?!”
Let gratitude be the attitude of the day. “I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart; I will recount all of your wonderful deeds.”Psalm 9:1 ESV
If you’re scratching your head thinking “Wait. What happened? Barnabas Blessings? I thought this was The Published Journey. Is this right? Am I in the right place?” Yes! Same blog, different name. Let me explain… Who is Barnabas? Acts 4:36 introduces Joseph, nicknamed by the apostles, Barnabas, meaning Son of Encouragement. He was known for … Continue reading What’s in a Name?
“I grew up with quilts like these.” I remembered the quilts folded in closets, spread across beds and laid on floors as pallets. I remembered sleeping soundly tucked under their heavy warmth. To my young eyes they were just fabric scraps stitched together, a colorful hodgepodge, a mosaic of everyday life. So as I stood … Continue reading Ordinary’s Impact
Step by step, day by day Imperfect progress is still progress
So I did a thing. Fleshed out an idea. Took a leap! First, The Published Journey now has a logo! *woohoo and and a round of applause for Canva* Check out the header. Second, you can now follow The Published Journey on Instagram & Facebook. This was a major leap. Why? Because I have a … Continue reading Taking Leaps
On July 10, 2020 my grandmother passed away. Gran Gran graced the world with her presence for 96 years and, though her body was worn with age; her mind, her memories and her wit were sharp. On Legacy To me, Gran Gran, was a Renaissance woman. She could and did do it all. She challenged … Continue reading Legacy and Grief
I'm grateful for golden sugar cookies straight from the oven...hmmm...sugary pieces of heaven. I'm grateful for music that lifts my spirits and gets my body moving.
To be honest I can't immediately think of anything that I'm grateful for today. It's been "one of those days"- a day of unpleasant moods and brooding reflections, a day where the cons seem to outweigh the pros. But then I am grateful, grateful for a gracious God who knows me at my core, a … Continue reading Attitude of Gratitude Day 26
I'm grateful for drama free bedtimes- no tears or pouts, no screams of dissent, no repeated requests for water- just clockwork precision and maximum relaxation.