Chocolate Milk Lessons

Several years ago, before our kids were born, my husband and I started buying half gallons of organic, grass-fed milk in glass jugs. I loved buying good milk, and I loved the reusable jugs. During one shopping trip, I spotted a quart of grass-fed, glass-bottled chocolate milk. I wanted so badly to try it, but I’m frugal, and that kind of milk is already expensive. The added expense of chocolate was too frivolous. So, I passed it by. A handful [...]

By |2018-05-03T15:41:47-07:00May 3rd, 2018|faith|1 Comment

Whom Shall I Fear?

The Lord is my light and my salvation—     whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life—     of whom shall I be afraid? Psalm 27:1 A few weeks ago, my pastor gave a sermon speaking to the fear of man versus the fear of God. Merriam-Webster defines the kind of fear spoken of here as “profound reverence and awe especially toward God.” Who we fear in this sense drives our motivations and our attitudes. If I fear man, I will go with [...]

By |2019-09-22T12:06:07-07:00March 22nd, 2018|my story, writing|1 Comment

With God, There are No Coincidences

When I tell people parts of my testimony, people sometimes chalk up the most amazing occurrences to “coincidence.” But, with God, there IS no coincidence. Last night, I was wading through emails for research for my novel. The experience I’m basing my novel off of has a whole slew of emails related to it. I had forgotten I had even saved them. I thought they were all sent to an email address that I no longer had. But, I found [...]

By |2019-09-22T12:09:09-07:00February 27th, 2018|my story, novel, writing|0 Comments

Remembering Promises

adapted from post originally written July 29, 2016 A Master’s student who taught the creative writing class I took in college told me that I wasn’t allowed to write based off of real life stories that were unbelievable. “These things just don’t happen,” she insisted. “No one will ever believe you.” She detested my writing and loved passing down writing edicts. But, since this blog is not fiction, I guess this one time I am allowed to write out unbelievable [...]

By |2019-09-22T12:12:20-07:00February 13th, 2018|Uncategorized|2 Comments

Passions and Distractions

I’m currently in the amassing stage of writing: gathering “tools” I “need” to write. But really, I am just procrastinating – pushing off the inevitable blank page and real work I’ll need to start on a novel. A novel that I have no shadow of a thought about its contents. What I do have is an office full of quasi-creative side business leftovers. I started and stopped three different businesses and blogs. All of these endeavors were a sugar rush: [...]

By |2019-09-22T12:12:48-07:00February 11th, 2018|Uncategorized|6 Comments

I am a Writer

I am a writer. I am a writer. I am a writer. It has been my life, since, well since I could form letters on paper. I spent the first seventeen years of my life knowing I was a writer. I spent the next four years being ashamed as a writer. I spent nearly the next decade ignoring I am a writer. And over 18 months ago, I had my moment. I was sitting on a scratchy blanket from my travels to Mexico [...]

By |2019-09-22T12:13:00-07:00February 3rd, 2018|Uncategorized|6 Comments
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