Dear Readers–On Filling up the {ink}Well

Thank you for allowing me to pop in to say a quiet 'hello'  and share some thoughts on my writing in this space. Since the release of my Advent/Christmas/Epiphany book last year, so richly received by many kind folks~yay~I have decided to walk slowly forward writing-wise here on my blog. I've discovered the energy it [...]

Five Tips to Grow Your Reach & Your Readers {on blogging}

For those of you who have been reading my words about faith and life for the last few years, the following piece might not be, how shall we say, riveting? The focus of what I share below is mainly directed to other writers and bloggers~ At the beginning of the year, God gave me the word [...]

God Can’t Make You But You Can Let Him

Just when you think there’s going to be a breather between some professional sports championship or another, a new season starts. Remember the Sweet Sixteen in basketball? Done. Now we have baseball to think about. Our Seattle Mariners have already played several games—they’re about even for wins and losses—but I still can’t get used to [...]

Why Creation is a Messy Process

It all began with my suitcase. I recently returned from a five day trip to Texas to see family and friends and attend a writer’s conference in the Austin area. I packed way too many clothes and shoes. And books. (One always miscalculates the amount of ‘free time’ to read while on a trip.) In [...]

"Vanna, I Have no Vowels" & why we need Words with Friends

     My four siblings and I were raised by a scrappy, resourceful mom who loved words. Dad was around, too; he was into crossword puzzles--the Sunday New York Times. In ink--and taught us to play Scrabble. When my mom wanted to keep the five of us out of her hair, she’d grab 5 small slips [...]