The exhaust is thick between the cars, although not so noticeable in the comfort of the air conditioned Prius. Six lanes of bumper-to-bumper cars waiting to exit Tijuana, Mexico. Three lanes on this, the right side of the concrete divides, with three lanes on the other. All exiting Mexico: some from business; some from … More The Juggling Act
Have you ever made it through an entire day without complaining once? I can’t say that I have because most of the time I’m either too hot or too cold. The current novel I am working on explores this theme. As a result I have realized that a day full of nothing but positive … More Raining Words
Are you wondering what books to have your kids dig into this summer? Check out the American Library’s list of notable children’s books. I’m going to pick up a few of these for those occasional lazy Saturday mornings. http://www.ala.org/alsc/awardsgrants/notalists/ncb Chandler is loaded up with books from the library!
I posted the following on my personal Facebook page and was hesitant to post it here in a more public place. But then I thought, there are others feeling the same way right now and if I can bring a glint of encouragement or a perhaps a cathartic cry to someone in need, it … More A Real Struggle Made a Little Easier
I have some EXCITING news!!! God is awesome in that he gave me a husband who says things like, “Stop cleaning the house and write,” and “I don’t want you to have to work a full time job so you have time to write.” As a result of this incredible support you are reading … More Most Excellent News
Let us start the new year on top of the mountain! Each day is filled with new mercies and forgiveness. You have within you all the creativity and intellect to start strong. Strap on your Velcro shoes, wrap yourself in your snow coat and beanie, look towards the horizon and walk forward. Each grace-filled … More Start on Top!
Children are so real and straightforward. My husband and I serve in the “Blue Room” every other Sunday morning at church. The kids range from two to four years old. We always have a story to tell when we walk away from that rambunctious storm of emotions and brutal honesty. Recently, during one of … More Petey and His Ice Cream Cone
Who are you? Are you a MIGHTY one? We are all warriors at times. Some of us stand up for causes; others, for their friends. A handful of people see fit to fight with their fists or weapons. How do you fight for what you believe in? For the believer, the war is one … More The Mightiest
Originally posted on The Picture Book Review:
It’s Tuesday! Which means Top Ten Tuesday hosted over at The Broke and The Bookish. Here are the books I recommend the most. All of these books are brilliant, fun, and have amazing artwork. The following picture books have made me, my son, and my husband all fall in love with…
I found this blog post by Cristian Mihai very insightful. I smiled as I found myself discovering something about myself that had been “hidden in plain sight.” This post did for me the very thing it speaks about. Do you have something to say? Writers and artist, what does this post say to you?