She looks battle weary. Her face bearing the scars of addiction, her head bowed. She walks the line of cars, the blessing of a busy intersection and a red light. Quickly she walks, hoping some kindness might be extended to her- a meal, a few dollars, an encouraging word. This day I can offer only … Continue reading Giving
A wise woman told me, "Writers speak and speakers write." I have a tormented relationship with public speaking. Tremoring, sweaty hands, a flip flopping stomach and a shaky voice don't equal good times for me. Speech Communications was the first class in which I ever received a C. I often say I can write it … Continue reading Writers Speak
Photo by Ivan Bertolazzi on Pexels.com I write because I have a passion for the written word. I have a brain overflowing with stories and ideas that must be recorded and shared. I exercise my pen and my keyboard for my freedom. The flow of my words therapeutic, a divine intervention. Published or unpublished, hundreds … Continue reading Perspective…
I invite you to read today's post on Barnabas Blessings entitled "Patient Inspiration". It puts the past couple of years on this journey into perspective and assures me of what God is doing in my life. Maybe it can provide someone else a little perspective as well.
It’s a Celebration!
It's the first day of school!!!! YAY!!!!! My son excitedly began his first day as a first grader. It was so cool to watch him catching up with his friends. Here's to a great year and hopefully a more consistent writing schedule. I am also so excited for some writer friends (and "friends in my … Continue reading It’s a Celebration!
Focus and Discouragement
It's been a while since my last post so excuse me if I ramble a bit...On Focus-I've always considered myself a pretty focused person. I'm a planner, I make lists, devise methods and get the job done. I 'm all about working now so you can rest later. No taking breaks, no scenic routes- in … Continue reading Focus and Discouragement
...No, not the show but the way a writer communicates with their audience. I've learned that very often the voice one speaks with and the voice one writes in can be totally different... or they can be one and the same. Personally, the way I write is not the way I speak. Mainly b/c I … Continue reading The Voice
Another Friday, another weekend! And I'm googling "temper tantrums one year olds." I can't remember if my son had tantrums at this age but my one year old bundle of sugar, spice and everything nice has been quirking out. When she can't commandeer her brother's toys or get into the corner with all those plugs … Continue reading Friday Tantrums
Can I just say…
I love PBS Kids! My son has been friends with Elmo, Bert, Ernie and Curious George since he was a wee toddler (yes, I am one of those TV moms- I say whatever keeps you sane and the kids entertained). I tip my hat to Sesame Street for helping him learn the ABC's and 123's … Continue reading Can I just say…
Hey, what do you know, I've posted twice in one week! So I found another great site for writers (and readers), the Burnside Writers Collective. It's a great collection of blogs, essays, articles and what's even better, they want writers! They welcome and encourage writers to submit their work. So it's nice to know that … Continue reading TGIF