Category: regrets

  • The Trap of Comparison

    The Trap of Comparison

    “Comparison is the thief of joy.” -Theodore Roosevelt When I write a story, my characters face an obstacle they must overcome if they are to find their joy, peace, happiness, fulfillment, whatever. Fill in the blank. Oftentimes, our source of misery comes from comparing ourselves to others. Like Theodore Roosevelt’s quote says, the comparison game […]

  • When God Shows Up

    “I need You; oh, I need You.”  I tried to stop the lyrics from playing in my head. I didn’t want to hear them. “Every hour I need you.” Yet they persisted. “My one Defense, my Righteousness. Oh, God, how I need You.” (“Lord, I Need You,” Matt Maher) But I didn’t want to need […]

  • 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 […]

  • Journey Through Lent – My Prayer to the World

    I come before You, O Lord, not to ask for fulfillment of my personal, selfish desires, but to be a seeker of Your wisdom and a follower of Your faith. I come before You, O Lord, not to ask for Your wrath upon my enemies, but to ask for Your help in letting go of […]

  • Blogmas 2018 – Day 14 #christmas #blogmas #blogmas2018 #christmas2018

    Today I share with you an excerpt from one of my unpublished novels, Rocks and Flowers in a Box. Below is a Christmas scene from 1945: Tristan and I lounged on the couch. My eyes lingered on the tree, the warm glow of the strands of lights the only source of illumination in the living […]

  • Poetry Tuesday – A Gathering of Friends

    The time is upon us once again When shorter days mark another year’s end. “Not enough hours in the day” Is often all we have to say. Commercialism and materialism Seem to cloud true holiday realism. Impatience in the checkout line, Illegal parking by a no parking sign, Running and rushing from here to there, […]

  • Review of Cordial Killing (A Backyard Farming Mystery) by Vikki Walton

    Cordial Killing (A Backyard Farming Mystery) Description: Anne is excited for the opening of the Brandywine Inn. Kandi and Hope are her partners in the bed-and-breakfast in Carolan Springs, Colorado, where they also provide homesteading and herbal workshops for guests. As soon as the guests arrive, it’s plain that the five old college chums have […]

  • Excerpt from Rocks and Flowers in a Box (WIP)

    I filled two glasses and placed them on the table. We drew up mismatched chairs and drank. Tristan finished first and sighed with pleasure. I eyed him over the top of my glass. He gazed out the back window toward his house, the line between his eyebrows deepening. I put my glass down and asked, […]

  • Poetry Tuesday – Desire

    Sweet desire, take me in Let the fiery heat begin Breathe, darling; kiss my pouting lips Move your hand over my wavy hips Oh, such ecstasy, do not go Join me in our private little show Let me feel every part of you I won’t stop until it’s through Close the curtains; there’s nothing to […]

  • What’s Holding You Back from Your Dreams?

    What’s Holding You Back from Your Dreams?

    Everyone has dreams, and I don’t mean the kind you have at night when your mind slips into an unconscious state. When you’re asked what your dreams are, what do you say? Do you freeze up, unable to articulate your dreams because you claim you aren’t sure? I’m not a betting person, but I’m willing […]