Category: gratitude

  • Future Book: A Boy and His Mom: The Hidden Blessings of Autism

    Future Book: A Boy and His Mom: The Hidden Blessings of Autism

    If you know someone with autism, you know someONE with autism. My journey this past decade of raising a son with autism has not always been easy. I’ve wondered how God thought I could handle our situation, cried for my son to be cured, and prayed every day. In all this, I have found the […]

  • It’s Okay to Crash

    It’s Okay to Crash

    You might crash sometimes, and it might hurt. But you don’t have to burn. Maybe you’ve been burning the wick at both ends for too long, but don’t worry–you won’t use up all your fuel. What’s fuelling you? Motivation? Inspiration? Obligation? A few weeks ago, I wrote that it was okay to breathe. I shared […]

  • It’s Okay to Breathe

    It’s Okay to Breathe

    …In fact, it’s good for you. Yes. Breathing is essential, a very basic need for survival. But I’m talking about breathing in more than the physical, life-giving sense. Do you ever feel like you just can’t catch up in your own race? Or that you’re running that marathon in circles, ever-doomed to repeat the same […]

  • Reflection: Have I Seen Heaven?

    If you ask me if I’ve seen Heaven, I’ll tell you yes. Yes. Glimpses. But yes, oh, yes. My friends and I playing in the shade of 100-year-old trees in my backyard in 1985, that summer seems endless–laughter, swinging, sliding, playing in the water, clapping games. Even though she’s been gone twenty-five years, Grandma’s voice […]

  • My Beauty – Red, White, and Blue

      My beauty, she flies for everyone, In times of rain, in times of sun. I close my eyes and try To see beyond each lie, For falsehood is mud That longs to cover up the blood — Blood spilled with each life given For us and the land we live in. It’s not a […]

  • A Year in Review…and Looking Forward

    A Year in Review…and Looking Forward

    In 2018, I… finished two manuscripts (fifth and sixth) completed about half of my seventh manuscript edited my third manuscript with the help of my writers group published my third book attended a writers conference at my local library for the second time attended the Algonkian Pitch Conference in New York City got feedback from […]

  • Blogmas 2018 – Day 22 #christmas #blogmas #blogmas2018 #christmas2018

    As Christmas approaches, may you see it through the eyes of a child, with the same innocent wonder as the shepherds gazing upon the Baby Jesus that first Christmas morning…

  • Blogmas 2018 – Day 21 #christmas #blogmas #blogmas2018 #christmas2018

    The Greatest Gift Everyone gathered, young and old, Around the Christmas tree topped by a star of gold. Smiles spread across faces; the air was light and warm, For it was many years ago the Blessed Babe was born. Content with what they had heard, They could now rest assured That peace and goodwill toward […]

  • Blogmas 2018 – Day 8 #christmas #blogmas #blogmas2018 #christmas2018

      A Merry Christmas Smiles frozen in time decorate ruddy faces And stare back at me, all bundled and warm In holiday sweaters and knitted hats. My fingers gently grace the baby Who was once me in the old Polaroid, The white tree with the red bulbs And our stockings with our names in the […]

  • Blogmas 2018 – Day 7 #christmas #blogmas #blogmas2018 #christmas2018

    In the spirit of the 12 Days of Christmas, I’m giving you 12 Acts of Kindness you can do in the season of giving! Support a friend’s or a local small business by buying gifts from them instead of big chains. Donate to a charity that’s close to heart Donate old clothes, toys, and other […]