Category Archives: Writing

Spring Release!

This brain tumor survivor is announcing that my book is now in the Design/Production phase. Looking forward to a Spring Release. I’ll be sharing glimpses of my personal journal entries interwoven in this frightening health crisis. You will learn of … Continue reading

Posted in Faith, God, Joy, Life is fragile (body), Life is Good (mind), Life is Precious (soul), Writing | Tagged , , | 4 Comments

Creative Writing class visit

Yesterday, I had the privilege to speak to a wonderful high school group of Creative Writers from Hudsonville Public High School. We talked about publishing, critiquing, and blogging. I suspect there will be a few budding authors spring forth from … Continue reading

Posted in Joy, Life is Good (mind), Wisdom, Writing | Leave a comment

Small, Small World

  She pauses with her white dog I walk past Attempting to clear cobwebs Re-fresh and Re-generate my brain I pause; then stop Together we chat Discovering we shared the same workplace Years ago Past memories surface Re-live old times … Continue reading

Posted in friends, Joy, Life is Good (mind), Love, Writing | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Joy in stress?

How you ever considered that trials and temptations can be a way of making us mature? Or molding us to be complete and lacking nothing? That’s what the writer of James is telling us in the first chapter of his … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Faith, God, Grace, Life is fragile (body), Writing | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

DREAM Big!

My husband and I did some after-Christmas shopping. While browsing the shelves for bargains, we purchased hand towel with the words: DREAM written across the bottom edge. Above the lettering appeared a spray of green leaves and red berries with … Continue reading

Posted in Christmas, Faith, God, Life is Good (mind), Wisdom, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Transformation Project

This year, our local Word Weavers writers group embarked upon a mission of compiling an anthology book. The theme would be “Transformation.” For some odd reason, the idea didn’t excite me—at least not at first.     Most of the … Continue reading

Posted in Faith, Family, God, Grace, Life is Precious (soul), Love, Peace, Praise, Reading, Wisdom, Writing | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Do you consider yourself an Encourager?

“But encourage one another daily, as long as it is called Today”—Hebrews 3:13. We must not give up! Some days and hours are just tougher than others. We all have days when we feel good about ourselves, our family, and … Continue reading

Posted in God, Grace, Life is Precious (soul), Praise, Wisdom, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Chosen by the Master Gardener

“I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener … I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can … Continue reading

Posted in Faith, God, Life is Good (mind), Writing | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Water your own grass

“Give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus” — 1 Thessalonians 5:18. “I am calling you to a life of thankfulness. I want all your moments to be punctuated with thanksgiving” — Jesus … Continue reading

Posted in Family, friends, Joy, Life is Good (mind), Writing | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

From Tears of Sorrow to Tears of Joy

One word that described my mother would be “Encourager.” My Mom was my biggest cheerleader. If she only knew how far I’ve come along with my dream of writing and publishing … she’d be waving those imaginary pom-poms and saying, … Continue reading

Posted in Family, God, Joy, Life is Precious (soul), Mother's Day, Writing | Tagged , | Leave a comment