Category: family

  • Excerpt from Hannah’s Rainbow: Every Color Beautiful

    Standing around the perimeter of the ballroom rented for the occasion, Hannah shifted uncomfortably in a deep red taffeta evening gown and in heels that were too high for her taste.  She lifted her right hand to her hair and smoothed it down. She wasn’t accustomed to such luxury, and without Maria’s help, she wouldn’t […]

  • Blogmas 2018 – Day 6 #christmas #blogmas #blogmas2018 #christmas2018

    According to Wikipedia: “The modern Christmas tree was developed in medieval Livonia (present-day Estonia and Latvia) and early modern Germany, where Protestant Germans brought decorated trees into their homes.[1][2] It acquired popularity beyond the Lutheran areas of Germany[1][3] and the Baltic countries during the second half of the 19th century, at first among the upper classes.” The Christmas tree is the most popular secular decoration in homes across […]

  • Blogmas 2018 – Day 5 #christmas #blogmas #blogmas2018 #christmas2018

    Blogmas 2018 – Day 5 #christmas #blogmas #blogmas2018 #christmas2018

    ‘Tis the season… To be jolly? To go into debt? To give. Because God first gave to us His son, Jesus. In the midst of the craziness of shopping, stressing, overspending, and stressing some more, it’s easy to lose sight of what matters.  Whether you’re Christian or not, whatever reason you celebrate Christmas–whether religious, secular, […]

  • Blogmas 2018 – Day 3 #christmas #blogmas #blogmas2018 #christmas2018

    The soft glow of candlelight illuminates the sanctuary while we sing “Silent Night.” A reverent awe flows through the atmosphere, seeming to carry everyone present to a higher, deeper level. After the service ends, stepping outside into the chill of the air as snow gently falls adds to that magical quality. It’s dark and the […]

  • Excerpt from Hannah’s Rainbow: Every Color Beautiful (Chapter 3)

    While the summer of 1918 was rough because of one childhood illness after another, Hannah enjoyed the last two weeks outside before school resumed.  Ma had a piano in the living room, which she seldom played, but Hannah began taking lessons on it. The busyness of raising a family afforded her little time to devote […]

  • Chapter 4 of A Laughing Matter of Pain

    With the release of my newest book, A Laughing Matter of Pain, I’m going to be sharing the first four chapters with you in the month of October! Check back every Saturday for the next chapter. The book is available on Amazon here. Chapter 4 As the summer wears on, my brother continues to be an […]

  • Chapter 3 of A Laughing Matter of Pain

    With the release of my newest book, A Laughing Matter of Pain, I’m going to be sharing the first four chapters with you in the month of October! Check back every Saturday for the next chapter. The book is available on Amazon here. Chapter 3 The moment I wake up, Ma’s on my back like a […]

  • Chapter 2 of A Laughing Matter of Pain

    With the release of my newest book, A Laughing Matter of Pain, I’m going to be sharing the first four chapters with you in the month of October! Check back every Saturday for the next chapter. The book is available on Amazon here. Chapter 2 “You knew today was going to be an early day.” With […]

  • Chapter 1 of A Laughing Matter of Pain

    With the release of my newest book, A Laughing Matter of Pain, I’m going to be sharing the first four chapters with you in the month of October! Check back every Saturday for the next chapter. The book is available on Amazon here. Chapter 1 Damp. Dank. Dusty. Dirty. It’s become a kind of game. I’m […]

  • Excerpt: Opening of A Laughing Matter of Pain (Now Available on Amazon – RELEASE TODAY!)

    My new novel, A Laughing Matter of Pain, is now available for purchase here.   Chapter 1 Damp. Dank. Dusty. Dirty. It’s become a kind of game. I’m good at games. How many words that begin with the letter D can I come up with to describe this place? Disgusting. There’s another point for me. 1-0, […]