And I Read: 2017 Edition

In January… I obsessively listened to the Liturgists podcast. The word “hygge” entered my life. I went back to college after 13 years away. I plotted a novel about a Honduran-American girl. The Well celebrated their first “Worship-versary.” I struggled with children’s Bible stories. Corey brought home a new kitten, Tegus. I turned 35. And…

10 Songs to Make You Brave

I asked my Facebook friends, including many of you, to tell me what songs make you feel daring.

Refill, Please?

Oh how I wish I could signal a waiter and say, “I’d like a refill, please.” Off the waiter would go and before I knew it, my cup would once more overfloweth. Since no mystical waiter made himself available, I turned elsewhere.

10 Things About My Writing

There is a lot of non-writing stuff going on in my life right now, and I am struggling to focus on much of anything. But my little blog was feeling neglected. Inspired by the lovely Tara Sim, I am going to share ten random things about my writing… 1. In between fiction projects, I focus…

Best Reads of 2011

  I was lucky enough to borrow a copy of My Reading Life by Pat Conroy from the library (Kindle library loans are a godsend to my bank account). Pat Conroy is my favorite living novelist. I have not read everything he has written, because then I will have read everything he has written. If…

Turning 30

On January 27th, I will be turning 30. I wanted to do something really special to celebrate, but my husband has church stuff and my best friend will be birthing her second baby girl. I decided not to wallow. Instead, I will be doing 30 random acts of kindness to kick off my thirties. If…

A Few Myths About ADHD

Kids will grow out of it. Ha! Don’t I wish. Certainly, people who have an ADHD-type personality may mature out of some bad habits. And I will even give you the hope that people learn coping mechanisms and may find they have instilled within themselves the ability to conquer issues that once plagued them. For…

Currently: June Bug

Current Books: I just finished a reread of The Prince of Tides. I love the lyrical quality to Pat Conroy’s words. I am halfway through Beyond Smells and Bells.  I just started a review book for Amazon Vine. It is called the Night Circus. It is not published yet, and I admit to taking sinful…

13 Quotes on Sadness

Just 13 quotes on sadness, etc, for the Thursday Thirteen. Dear God, Grandaddy getting sick does NOT equal a good birthday present. Thanks. May I return it? 13 Quotes on Sadness [1] It’s so curious: one can resist tears and ‘behave’ very well in the hardest hours of grief. But then someone makes you a…