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 [...]

Happy New You! Listen, Learn, Write

The season ahead for me in this corner of the interwebs may be a little quieter. I'm going to focus more on my poetry (I have a poetry website. Did you know this?) to grow in that craft and spend time with folks who can lead the way. To that end, I've signed up for [...]

On God’s Timing (and Rejection Letters)

“Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.” Galatians 6:9 Why does it always seem like the final hours of a long trip last forever when all you can think about is your comfortable bed? My husband and I [...]

Why Your Story Matters

Some friends and I were having lunch the other day, discussing various challenges to find the time to write—caring for children, caring for our homes, talking with spouses, all manner of delights and duties. Then there was the other ‘D’—distractions. In between bites of fish and chips, I lamented the ease with which I am [...]

Shaping the River Into Words

"My heart bursts its banks, spilling beauty and goodness.   I pour it out in a poem to the king, shaping the river into words:" Psalm 45:1, The Message ~*~*~*~*~* Some people are artists who process their world through paint and pen, fabric, clay, paper. Thoughts become images or design, an expression of what's inside [...]