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Stolen words – a few poems and the thoughts that inspired them

Hello, friends! I haven’t shared much poetry on the blog lately, so I thought I’d share a few smaller poems here with you today, along with their backstories. Something about knowing the history of a poem just makes reading the poem itself so much more fun…at least in my book! (I do share one poem […]

August Memories – 2022

You know the routine…let’s cut to the chase! Things worth remembering A gracious woman retains honor. Proverbs 11:16a What I’ve been reading The Scarlet Pimpernel – Baroness Orczy “Mr. Hempseed shook his head with an infinity of wisdom, tempered by deeply-rooted mistrust of the British climate and the British Government.” I’ve been meaning to read […]

What is your gift?

“If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good things to those who ask Him!” Jesus Christ (Matthew 7:11) I can’t tell you how grateful I am for the gift of writing. It really brings me so much joy. Being […]

A fall in the park – some pieces of flash fiction

Hello, friends! This month I’ve been going through Jonathan Babcock‘s 1 Month of Creative Writing Exercises, and I’ve really been enjoying them! The other day I was supposed to write three completely different scenes, where someone trips and falls in a park, then rolls over to find someone smiling at them. I got a kick […]

July Memories – 2022

Goodness sakes…this was most definitely a month to remember. You know the writing challenge I told you I was doing this July? Well, I got about 5k words written of the 20k I wanted. But I’m going to let myself be okay with falling flat on my writer’s face, because this month took the cake […]

What is that to you? – a hard look at comparison

Whether we like it or not, comparison seems to be ingrained into our very souls…or at least, the very soul of our culture. I never thought I had a significant problem with comparison because I truly love my life and don’t obsess over what people think of me… But the whispers still come… I’m not […]

Once I Knew – Book Review

Welcome to my review of one of my new favorite books!!!!! I don’t habitually binge-read anymore, but I tore through this one in about a week. (For other more voracious readers I know this is nothing, but check my Good Reads to see how often it is I actually finish a book. XD) First, we […]

June Memories – 2022 (+ writing update and prayer request)

Hello, friends…and happy Independence Day! Also…we are half-way through 2022, so…there’s that. Things worth remembering The first cutting of hay this season (!!!) Late night conversations with siblings Working on a book of children’s poetry for my little sister Researching cocaine and ramen noodles Realizing that it’s a good idea to bring bug spray if […]

when You veil the way – a poem

Hello, friends! I recently found this poem unfinished in my drafts from 2020…finished writing it and decided to share it with you.:) walking by faith in the midst of the storm in the dark of the night when the veil isn’t torn when the answers You give aren’t revealed to me yet, still I’ll trust […]

Maranatha – a poem

The more brokenness I see in the world, the more I long for the beauty of eternity with the perfect Creator. ❤ do you ever fear that the beauty of those days – so sweet so innocent so unbelievably right – may never come again? because I do. I stand here, staring at brokenness, and […]

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