Welcome

Psalm 45:1, “My tongue is the pen of a ready writer.”  

Hello and Welcome to my corner of the interwebs. It’s nice to meet you.

I’ve been putting words on paper since I won a prize in Third Grade for a silly story I wrote. Along the way my private thoughts have been pencilled in journals too many to count. Publicly, a few of my words made their way to our local newspaper and places like Instructor and People Magazine, 

But with two growing children and a teaching career of 20+ years wrangling young ones in the classroom there weren’t a lot of cracks in my days for writing.

Until that snow day when I discovered blogging.

When I was introduced to the Christian online writing community I was floored by the reception and camaraderie. I’ve never been so surprised at the friends I’ve made via this virtual neighborhood, many of whom I’ve gotten know in real life.

Since that time my work has grown from blogging books–Living the Season Well-Reclaiming Christmas (2017, rev. 2018) and Hearts on Pilgrimage-Poems & Prayers (January 2021), available on the tabs at the tippy top of this page.

Why the tagline “Poetry & Made Things”? It has been said we are God’s handiwork, his ‘poem’; in the Greek, ‘poeima’, God’s made thing. So when we write a poem, it is a ‘made thing.’

And here there is mostly poetry.

In addition you’ll find reflections on the BLOG tab, other writer’s work under POETRY and some random fun facts on the ABOUT tab.

I also help folks as a freelance editor and consultant on writing projects, particularly with self-publishing. If this is something you’d like to know more about, there’s a place for that, too. Just look for CONSULTING under the ABOUT tab.

Before you go I hope you’ll consider subscribing to my monthly email and monthly-ish posts. There’s no Spam and you can unsubscribe any time, no hard feelings. Just click HERE and you’ll be on the list.

One more thing….
I am by nature a Connector, Communicator and Cheerleader and enjoy the ways that social media makes all those roles possible.

You can follow my trail of birdseed over on Twitter,

Find me on Instagram where I post poems and lots of flower photos,

Or see the family pix of my children and 6 grandkids over on Facebook

And if we were exchanging Christmas cards, this would be mine.

Besides calling myself a writer and Nana I also fill my days with weeding and watering therapy in my garden.

Flowers and growing things bring me such joy.

Crocosmia, July.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

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