Bring Beauty

My favorite craft retailer had a sale last week. A felt kit I've been eyeing for months was finally discounted, and it landed in my cart quickly after that. I was trying not to buy anything because it's one more thing to pack, but crafts were my exception. Somehow during this season of chaos, I've … Continue reading Bring Beauty

2021 Sunshine Blogger Award

Hi friends! Today's post is a little different because I have been nominated for the Sunshine Blogger Award. This blogging award is really special to me! It was the first one I was ever nominated for, and the only one I have been nominated for three times by three different people. This time, I was … Continue reading 2021 Sunshine Blogger Award

A Prayer in Spring

Inspired by the poem A Prayer in Spring by Robert Frost. I'm sitting on the deck, half in shadows, half in sunbeams. A bird chirps in the distance. Two more zip through the trees. Now a dog barks. I hear voices in the distance, too gentle for me to make out. Wind chimes whisper, sending … Continue reading A Prayer in Spring

Three Snow Poems

"It would be all right if these blizzard winds didn't come from all directions at once. I don't know how they do it. When a storm comes from the north-west, a man ought to be able to go straight north by keeping the wind on his left cheek. But a fellow can't do anything like … Continue reading Three Snow Poems

Somewhere in Your Silent Night

Inspired by the song Somewhere in Your Silent Night by Casting Crowns. All is calm and all is brightEverywhere but in your heart tonightThey're singing carols of joy and peaceBut you feel too far gone and too far out of reach I wish Christmas was my favorite time of the year. Every house is lit … Continue reading Somewhere in Your Silent Night

Truth is Not Ice Cream

Truth is not ice cream. At least that's what my sweatshirt says. But why don't I start at the beginning. I spent this past weekend at Stand to Reason's Reality Conference with speakers like J. Warner Wallace, Sean McDowell, Greg Koukl, Alisa Childers, Alan Shlemon, and many more wonderful and knowledgeable teachers. There I attended … Continue reading Truth is Not Ice Cream

Dear Creators, Don’t Stop Creating

Guess what! This spring I submitted a testimonial article to the magazine She Leads Daily. They accepted it, and today I'm holding my writing in print for the very first time! Praise God! My article is featured in the summer Creative Issue. Enjoy the following slide show of my first author photos! In continuing with … Continue reading Dear Creators, Don’t Stop Creating

Critters in a Tree

This week I was reminded of a day long ago. When after studying a poem by Emily Dickinson, my mom told me that the best poets are the ones who take the time to look. A few days later I did, and ended up writing my own poem. Though it was not my first, it … Continue reading Critters in a Tree